Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Man kills daughter, self over HIV status

A map of Migori town. A man killed his 4-year-old daughter in Migori before hanging himself upon realising that he was HIV positive. PHOTO/FILE

A map of Migori town. A man killed his 4-year-old daughter in Migori before hanging himself upon realising that he was HIV positive. PHOTO/FILE 

By ELISHA OTIENO
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A trader killed his four-year-old girl in Migori County before hanging himself upon realising that he was HIV positive.

The man strangled the girl to death before hanging himself inside their house in Ragana estate, in the outskirts of Migori Town.

Police said the man was working in Mwanza Town in Tanzania and had buried his wife last month.

“Perhaps he thought nobody would take care of his daughter if he succumbed to HIV and Aids,” police said.

Neighbours who rushed to the scene found the girl’s body lying in the bed while the man was hanging on a rope in the sitting room.

The bodies were moved to a local hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem

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