A family in Embakasi’s Tassia estate , Kenya is in mourning after their 3-year-old son Derick Okeyo, was abducted by his biological father and killed in cold blood.
According to a police report seen by K24 Digital, Derrick’s father Victor Ayieko, 30, had sneaked into their house in Tassia estate and left with the boy before he killed him and hanged himself.
“The child’s mother Nancy Adhiambo and her husband Christopher Okeyo had left in the morning to fend for the family and on returning back, their son was nowhere to be seen,” the police report read in part.
Adhiambo then inquired from her neighbours on her son’s whereabouts and learnt that a man whose description fitted her ex-husband had been seen leaving with baby Derrick, on a motorbike.
“They immediately rushed to Ayieko’s house in nearby Mukuru Kwa Njenga only to break the door and find baby Derick’s lifeless body sprawled on the suspect’s bed, with Ayieko’s body hanging on an electric cable close by,” the report further stated.
Police say a suicide note from Ayieko and Ksh500 were found on the table, instructing Adhiambo to buy airtime worth the amount and inform the entire family of his demise.
Owing to the increased cases of missing children in city estates, police have urged parents and guardians are to guarantee the safety and security of their children, by leaving them in the hands of responsible adults whenever they are away.
Kenyans have been urged to report any case of child disappearance or abuse to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation’s (DCI) Anti Human Trafficking and Child Protection Unit for action.