The Kenyan Police Authority have confirmed the arrest of a maid, who had gone viral for brutalising two minors belonging to her former employer.
A video of the brutal act had attracted public outcry, calling for police intervention.
According to the Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI), the children, aged 5 and 11 are currently in the hospital nursing stab wounds and other injuries inflicted by the perpetrator.
Investigations revealed that the suspect was relieved of her duties by her employer, but as a way to get back at the employer, she sneaked into the house and dealt the cruel act on the children.
“ Our attention was drawn to the video clip posted by the children’s distraught mother, appealing for information that may lead to the perpetrator’s arrest.
“ In a heart-wrenching appeal posted on social networking sites, the victims’ mother flanked by her friends and well wishers appealed to anyone with information on the suspect’s whereabouts, to come forward. They made the appeal from the hospital beds, where the heavily bandaged children were recuperating and detectives immediately swung to action.
“ Thankfully, the blood thirsty criminal who has engaged city-based detectives in a cat and mouse game since last night, fell into our dragnet in Eldoret, as she tried to escape. She had booked herself into 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.
“ The perpetrator who was found in possession of two Kenyan identification cards is accused of grossly assaulting two minors who are currently fighting for their lives at a city hospital, after she disagreed with her employer and was shown the door. Instead of taking her marching orders kindly after the sack, she stealthily crept back to her employer’s residence in her absence and assaulted her children, ostensibly to get back at her, ” DCI said.
The police thanked members of the public who provided crucial information leading to the arrest.
The DCI also thanked the Eldoret Express Bus company for cooperating with its agents who were hot on the trail of the suspect.