I felt good watching them kill my son – Woman ‘happy’ after angry mob lynches her son to death

Residents of Kathima village gather around the spot where Jediel Kaberia was assassinated by a crowd after chasing down his mother with a blunt weapon and threatening to kill her.

At Kathima village in Igembe Central, a man who had threatened to kill his mother was lynched.

After his mother cried for aid while he was following her around the farmstead, Jediel Kaberia, 30, was slain by a mob.

Later, Eunice Nkatha informed journalists that she was pleased with the execution, noting that her son had been bugging her.

Kaberia had been imprisoned for the murders of his wife, child, and father, but was apparently released from Kangeta Prison on May 20 under mysterious circumstances.

“When he came home, I was in great fear. I kept on praying and asking myself why the government would set free a criminal who caused wounds that were yet to heal in our hearts.

“He arrived on May 20 and left immediately only to return on Tuesday night to chase me from home. I didn’t get sleep the whole night. He was a criminal,” Nkatha said.

Nkatha added she is now at peace after escaping death by a whisker.

“I could now be his fourth victim after he had vowed to kill seven more persons. We don’t know why he turned rogue yet we had given him all the rights that a parent can give to their son. We even allocated him land with a lot of tea crop,” said the mother.

“We have witnessed weird happenings in this village. This man was on the run after killing his father but the long arm of the law caught up with him in Isiolo,” Bernard Kimathi, a neighbour, said.

Kimathi added that his mother was a witness in the murder case and was always wondering why the son had left remand prison.

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Elsy Wanja said neighbours had been living in fear of being attacked by Kaberia, while one Ken Mutwiri said he had tried to offer to counsel to Kaberia but was met with a rude confession.

“I enticed him to find a church, assuring him that the community had forgiven him. He shockingly told me he was on a mission to kill three more people, starting with his mother. He insisted his brother and another person identified as Karithi were to die as well,” he said.

[Gerald Mutethia]

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