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A Kenyan living in America allegedly murdered his wife and two children on Thursday, and then tried to commit suicide. Justus Ogendi Kebabe allegedly killed his wife at their apartment in Minneapolis, Minnesota and poisoned his daughter and son, according to the suspects cousin Joseph Lister Nyaringo who lives in New Jersey. The woman’s body and those of the two children were found at their apartment while the man left the house and was found on a nearby highway. Another child aged four was found lying near the man’s body still alive. Mr Nyaringo said the Kebabe hails from Gesere Village in Nyaribari Chache. His wife has been identified as Leah, the daughter Bosibori and son Isaboke. Leah hails from Matunu Village, also in Nyaribari Chache of Kisii County. Mr Nyaringo told EA-Radio USA from the NJ that the deceased man had moments earlier telephoned him and talked of committing suicide. “On noticing the threat and danger to my cousin’s life when we spoke over the phone, I called the Minneapolis police department and reported the suicide threat,” Mr Nyaringo on phone as I spoke to him. At around 9:30 pm US time on Wednesday, he said, Mr Ogendi was found alive. Mr Nyaringo said the suspect had a brother who lived in Minnesota but did not contact him to issue the death threats. The couple was married in Kenya before they moved to the US. According to Mr Nyaringo, the man was a nurse, while his wife was in college pursuing a nursing course. “The man has been here [US] for 12 years and the wife about 10 years but they had a lot of domestic feuds,” Mr Nyaringo Asked if the couple and the children would be buried in Kenya he said: “he said that when he dies, he should be buried here in the US but didn’t mention anything about his family.”