A 23 year old woman has beheaded her one year old son for allegedly refusing to breastfeed. The incident occurred at Konyango sub-location, in Homabay County.
The woman is said to have used a sharp panga to behead her son, this happened at around 9pm on Saturday.
The child died on the spot following the incident which occurred when her husband was away from home.
According to assistant chief of Konyago sub–Location Gabriel Nyatame, the woman suffers from a mental disorder.
“She was angered when her third born son refused to breastfeed after making several attempts,” he told Radio Ramogi.
The administrator said the woman took a sharp panga and beheaded the baby inside the house leaving the head and the body lying separately in a pool of blood.
Residents who rushed to the scene tied her with a rope before they alerted the area administration officer and filed a report at Ndhiwa Police Station.