Man slashes wife to death in Trans Nzoia, hangs himself



A middle-aged man slashed his wife to death before hanging himself at their home in Makunga village, Trans Nzoia County on Sunday morning over alleged mistrust.

A neighbour, Kennedy Barasa, said that he heard a loud scream from the couple’s house at around 3 am that prompted him and other residents to rush to the scene.

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They found the door locked forcing them to break it down. On entering the house, they were shocked to find the woman lying in a pool of blood on the bed while the husband had hung himself using a rope in another room.

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According to the area chief, Selina Upande, the deceased identified as Stephen Kagumo and his wife Caren Chebet have never had any domestic fight in public.

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The chief said the incident happened when the man arrived at his home after watching a football match.

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Police took the bodies to the Kitale district referral hospital.


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