Man beats drunk wife to death in Siaya

The suspect beat his wife to death after he found her at a chang’aa drinking den heavily intoxicated

In Summary

•According to the DCI, the man then put his wife on a wheelbarrow and pushed her home, where she is reported to have developed complications and passed away during the night.

•The suspect beat his wife to death after he found her at a chang’aa drinking den heavily intoxicated

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A man is in Police custody for beating his wife to death after he found her in a drunken stupor, at a chang’aa drinking den in Ugenya’s Jera village in Siaya county.

According to police report, 34-year-old Kevin Onyango, went home on Saturday evening and found his wife missing.

"He looked for her frantically, only to find her at a chang’aa drinking den heavily intoxicated," the Director of Criminal Investigation George Kinoti said in a statement on Sunday.

"An infuriated Onyango descended on her with kicks and blows further immobilizing his 42-year-old wife Emmaculate Mayavi, who could barely stand on her feet."

According to the DCI, the man then put his wife on a wheelbarrow and pushed her home, where she is reported to have developed complications and passed away during the night.

After learning of the incident, DCI sleuths swiftly arrested the suspect putting him in police custody at Sihay police station.

He will be arraignment to answer to murder charges.

This comes weeks after an incident where a 26-year-old man butchered his wife before he took his own life.

John Kuria and his wife Diana Wekesa, 20, said to have had separated a week ago over domestic issues before reuniting .

The incident occurred at Kolonget village, Soy subcounty.

Matunda location Chief Barbnabas Tireito said Kuria ejected his wife from their home and threw out all her belongings the week before, warning her never to come back.

Tireito said Wekesa returned on Wednesday and a disagreement ensued.

He said the assailant tried to strangle and suffocate his wife using a piece of cloth before he slit her throat using a kitchen knife.

“We found her body lying in a pool of blood with a black piece of cloth tied around her neck and kitchen knife thrown beside her,” said the chief.

He said after killing his wife, Kuria hanged himself and his body was found hanging from the rafter of the house which had been locked from inside.