Police have launched a manhunt for a woman alleged to have stabbed her husband to death in Kirinyaga, Central Kenya, on Saturday evening.
According to the police, a neighbour who responded to a commotion found the body of Mathew Njagi Muriuki lying in a pool of blood and raised the alarm before locals reported the matter to the police.
" The assailant waited until there was no one within the home compound to eliminate her husband," said police.
The family of the deceased could not believe what had befallen their kin.
" We had a family meeting just 200 metres from home when we received the sad news and rushed to the scene and found the victim unconscious. We took him to Kianyaga Sub-county hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival," said Peter Muchira, a brother to the victim.
They are demanding justice for their brother.
Meanwhile, police recovered a murder weapon, which will be used as an exhibit when the suspect appears in court.
Local residents have been urged to cooperate and assist in apprehending the suspect, who took off immediately after the fatal blow.©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.