The incident reportedly happened on Sunday 28 August 2016. According to police, Joyce Wangare attacked her husband, Jackson Njogu, by hitting an object on his head, then proceeded to setting the house of fire killing her own child, her visiting nephew aged 2 and her unconscious husband in an inferno. Neighbours said that the couple were always in the habit of fighting.
The suspect was arraigned at a Nakuru court on September 2 2016 where she pleaded not guilty. The case has been rescheduled for a September 16 hearing while Joyce was remanded in Police custody.