A kenyan house help in the United Arab Emirates strangled and killed her employer’s three children by hanging them on the ceiling and attacking them with a meat cleaver
The deceased bodies were recovered hanging on her bedroom after she committed suicide.
The 25-year-old kenyan maid, referred to as Y.S., had earlier claimed she attacked the children, two girls and a boy aged 15, 14 and 10, because they and their mother had made threats against her own life.
The four of them, the mother and the children, threatened to kill me,’ she told the Dubai Criminal Court through a translator from the Kenyan embassy.
‘When I later asked them to let me go home, they refused and again threatened to kill me,’ she said
Prosecutors said the maid admitted the attack was an act of revenge for being mistreated and forced to go hungry, reports The National.
She said her employer, a 42-year-old teacher, repeatedly accused her of stealing and refused to send her back to Ethiopia, claiming that her passport was missing
The eldest sister said the incident happened the same day her mother had to go away for medical treatment.
She said: ‘My sister and I were sleeping on one bed while our brother was sleeping on a mattress on the floor.
‘Around 7am I felt some boiling water splashing on my face… I woke up shocked and saw the defendant.
‘She held a boiler and a cleaver in her hands. She stabbed me repeatedly in my face, and then she attacked my sister and then my brother. We escaped and locked ourselves inside the washroom, then called the police.’