Father stabs his child, then tries to kill himself

Police say that the man had quarrelled with his wife before she left for work.

Tuesday January 12 2016

Kenyatta National Hospital.  FILE PHOTO |

Kenyatta National Hospital. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

By ANGIRA ZADOCK
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A one-and-a-half-year-old child is fighting for his life at the Kenyatta National Hospital after his father allegedly stabbed him in the stomach at Ruaraka in Nairobi on Saturday night.

Mr Emmanuel Ayoyi, 30, was also admitted to the same hospital under police guard, after he reportedly attempted to commit suicide.

The hospital on Monday said both were in stable condition.

According to the boy’s mother, she had left her husband and on in the house on Saturday evening, as she went to work in a restaurant in Kasarani.

SHE LEFT FOR WORK

She came back on Sunday morning and found the two missing, but the house was full of blood. Neighbours promptly informed her about what had happened.

“He attempted suicide by stabbing himself in the neck, but when he saw that the baby was still alive he opened the door and was later rescued and taken to hospital,” Starehe OCPD Alice Kimeli said.

Ms Kimeli said that the man had quarrelled with his wife before she left for work.

Mr Ayoyi will record a statement with the police on the matter when his condition improves, the police boss said.

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