Kenyan man arrested after sacrificing son "following God's instruction"   2010-05-19 15:44:53 FeedbackPrintRSS

KITALE, Kenya, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Kenyan police are holding a man who killed his only son and offered him as a sacrifice after claiming he had spoken to God who instructed him to do so.

The man, a staunch follower of Ingrafted Fellowship Church butchered his five-year old son at Sikhendu village in Western Kenya and surrendered to the police to avoid the wrath of the public, local police chief Karisa Mwaringa said on Wednesday.

The suspect claimed God has spoken to him before he picked a machete, held a short prayer and slaughtered the boy like a chicken and sprinkled the blood round his house. "God spoke to me and asked me to give him something that I love most and because I love my son I decided to offer him as a sacrifice," the man told the police.

He said his wife was away when the committed the crime and she only retuned to found the boy dead.

The suspect, Mwaringa said has been a member of the church only for one and half months. The police chief said the man is being held and interrogated over the killing and would be taken for psychiatric test. "The man will be taken for a psychiatric test and the doctor's report would determine what charge we may prefer against him," he said. The body off the boy was removed to a local district morgue for postmortem.

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