Man suspected of killing his wife arrested in Kwale

The suspect is believed to have hacked his wife using a machete, killing her on the spot.

In Summary

•Hamatton Ismael Karisa alias Ismael Charo Mumba, was arrested on Tuesday as he tried to cross to Tanzania, at the Lunga Lunga border point

•The Directorate of Criminal Investigation said in a statement via Twitter that the 35-year-old suspect is believed to have hacked his wife using a machete, killing her on the spot. 

Man arrest for allegedly killing wife in Kwale.
Man arrest for allegedly killing wife in Kwale.
Image: DCI

A man suspected of killing his wife early this year has been arrested by DCI detectives in Kwale County.

Hamatton Ismael Karisa alias Ismael Charo Mumba, was arrested on Tuesday as he tried to cross to Tanzania, at the Lunga Lunga border point

The Directorate of Criminal Investigation said in a statement via Twitter that the 35-year-old suspect is believed to have hacked his wife using a machete, killing her on the spot.

According to the DCI, the couple had a troubled marriage and the deceased Nehema George Karisa, had gone back to her parents home in Bamba.

On the fateful day, the deceased’s estranged husband walked into her parents’ compound, to allegedly sort issues that had troubled their marriage.

"After hours of dialogue with the deceased’s parents, he managed to convince her to return to their matrimony home, together with their one year old baby," the DCI said.

"Unknown to the deceased, her husband had hatched an evil plan to eliminate her and was just leading her to her death trap, away from her parents home. "

Just an hour after leaving her parents' home, the deceased’s lifeless body was found lying by the roadside in a pool of blood, next to Jila Chief’s camp in Bamba.

According to police report, the body had deep cuts at the back of the neck. The couple’s one year old baby was still strapped on the back of the deceased, using a leso.

"The suspect immediately went into hiding after the incident and detectives have been looking for him since then. Today morning, a member of the public spotted the suspect as he tried to cross to Tanzania, in a bid to evade justice," the DCI said.

The DCI sleuths received a tip from residents prompting them to move swiftly arresting the suspect.

The Directorate said the suspect is custody and will be arraigned in court on Wednesday.