Uasin-Gishu: Man on the run after allegedly killing week-old stepson

for Tv47 Digital January 24, 2023, 05:56 PM
DCI crime scene Daniel Kipchumba wanted
DCI Crime Scene investigators at a past crime scene. Dan Kipchumba went into hiding after the dastardly deed. PHOTO/TV47 DIGITAL

In Summary

  • Daniel Kipchumba had separated with his wife of 12 years in 2019. 
  • When they re-united in December 2022, she was heavily pregnant for another man. Maddened, Kipchumba allegedly killed the newborn. 

Detectives based at Turbo in Uasin-Gishu County have launched a manhunt for a man who allegedly killed his week-old step son.

Daniel Kipchumba from Tarus village, Tapsagoi location, committed the crime at dawn, Tuesday. 

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Kipchumba committed the crime of passion after his wife with whom he reunited after separating in 2019 came back pregnant.

He had been married to Grace Atwoli for 12 years before they went their separate ways.  In December 2022, they re-ignited their love and she moved back in with him. Kipchumba had remarried and the two wives shared a compound with the man's mother. 

"Kipchumba is suspected to have killed the infant after tricking his wife to go outside the house and call for help after feigning sickness," says DCI

The sleuths say the sight of Kipchumba's first love heavily pregnant for another man triggered the deadly hatred for his stepson.  

"Early this morning at around 4am, the suspect lied to his wife that he was feeling quite unwell and asked her to call his mother and his second wife to assist him to hospital. 

But when she returned accompanied by her step mother and co-wife, Kipchumba was nowhere to be seen. Instead, the three stumbled on the lifeless body of the week-old baby lying on a mattress with visible marks on the neck and blood oozing from the nose and mouth. The baby’s head also appeared to have been hit with a blunt object," says DCI.  

The body of the deceased minor scene was taken to Kimbilio Nursing Home Hospital morgue as the manhunt for the suspect continues. 

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