22 April 2019

Kenya: Man Arrested After Battering His Wife to Death

Police officers in Kisii county have arrested a man suspected to have murdered his wife on Sunday night following a domestic wrangle.

According to reports from the police, Mr Peter Aching'a, 29, is said to have beaten up his wife, Ms Nancy Kemunto, to death at their home in Bosingi village, Nyamache sub-county.

Ms Kemunto was heard screaming for help in the middle of the night.

DISTRESS CALL

One of the neigbours, Mr George Ombaba, said he responded to the woman's distress call immediately only to find that other neighbours had already arrived at the scene and gotten hold of the suspect.

Kisii county police commander, Mr Martin Kibet, said the body of the victim had injuries on the face, legs and hands. He also said the victim's bed sheets were soaked in blood.

The body of the deceased was moved to Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmortem while the suspect is in police custody.

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