Mombasa,KENYA: Police in Kisauni, Mombasa County are holding a couple who attempted to kill their three children in what police said was a form of ritual to acquire wealth.
Police had rescued the three children age 8, 9 and 10 years from a septic tank in Bombolulu area.
The kids are at the Coast General Hospital in stable condition.
The suspect is alleged to followed advice of a witchdoctor in Kitui County to offer three people as sacrifice in order to become rich. The couple had asked him for powers to be wealthy.
It is alleged the suspect then hatched a plan to sacrifice his three children by throwing them into a septic tank.
Kisauni police boss Christopher Rotich confirmed the arrest of the suspect.
“The couple came back, and executed plans on how to carry out the heinous act of murdering the three minors by throwing them into the septic tank.We have launched investigations and so far we are on the right track,’’ said police boss.
Rotich said that the couple would be arraigned in court, today.