- Police who visited the scene said they had established that the deceased had visited her relatives in Uganda and overstayed against her husband's will.
- This angered him and when she returned a quarrel broke out leading to the fatal punches.
A 30-year-old man who battered his wife to death in a village in Busia County for overstaying at her parent’s home has been arrested.
The suspect was arrested over the death of Caren Auma, 23, a mother of two in Igigo village in Bulemia sub-location.
Police said the couple had quarreled over domestic issues before the suspect punched Auma killing her at the weekend.
Police who visited the scene said they had established that the deceased had visited her relatives in Uganda and overstayed against her husband's will.
This angered him and when she returned, a quarrel broke out leading to the fatal punches.
Police arrived at the scene, picked up the body, and took it to the mortuary before arresting the suspect.
He was expected in court to face murder charges, police said.
Meanwhile, police are investigating two incidents of mob lynching. Police term mob lynching criminal.
The first incident happened in Nyalenda, Kisumu County where a man was lynched by a mob on claims he stole tuk-tuk tyres.
The tyres were recovered in Juakali area, police said.
Police arrived at the scene and found the body there with the mob missing. They had stoned Abraham Omondi, 26, to death and escaped.
The body was moved to the mortuary.
In Rodi, Homabay, one Odiwuor Onyinge, 30, was lynched by a mob over claims of being a robber.
Police said they were called and informed of the incident and moved the body to the mortuary.
No arrest has been made so far over the incidents.
Cases of mob lynching have been on the rise in villages, which many attribute to poor policing. Police insist mob lynching is criminal and want suspects to be surrendered for processing.
Up to five cases are reported weekly in the country.