Sleuths from the directorate of criminal investigations today pounced on a woman suspected to have stabbed two children after falling out with her employer.
The arrest follows a viral appeal by the parents of the two minors aged 5 and 11 who are currently admitted at a Nairobi hospital.
After engaging the police in a cat and mouse chase across the city, the suspect who worked as a househelp in Greenfields estate was arrested while attempting to flee the country to Uganda where she is believed to have some roots.
Police lay a trap for her after she booked a bus to travel to Busia and was taken in at Eldoret.
A statement from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations read in part that “She had booked herself into a Busia-bound bus, in the hope that she would finally sneak out of the country to a neighboring country, where she is believed to have some roots
It all began a few days ago when videos depicting the suspect brutalizing the minors who are still in hospital were widely shared on social media with the public joining in the search.
The suspect is reported to have been fired after falling out with her employer before sneaking back to the house to harm the two minors so as to get back at her employer.
She reportedly earned a salary of 15000 per month and had been with the employer for two years.