A 38-year-old man on Saturday, July 24, hacked his wife to death before committing suicide in Sotik, Kenya’s South Rift.
According to the local authorities, the man hacked his wife with a machete following a domestic quarrel whose genesis is yet to be established. The woman succumbed to severe injuries while being rushed to a nearby hospital.
After attacking his wife, the man hanged himself on a tree and his body was retrieved on Monday morning.
A source that spoke to the Standard Gazette on anonymity said the couple had experienced domestic rows for a long and attempts by immediate relatives and authorities to reconcile them hit a snug.
The man is reported to have attempted to kill himself by taking poison on two separate occasions.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.