Fear and grief as man stabs wife to death after quarrel in Gilgil

Fear anger and shock gripped residents of Kikopey village in Gilgil Sub County after a middle aged man stabbed and killed his wife following a domestic quarrel.

The two who have been married for five years with two kids are said to have disagreed over money when the jittered husband descended and stabbed her three times before fleeing.

Emotions run high in the sleepy village as police arrived and took away the body to Gilgil sub county hospital mortuary.

According to a witness Peter Wafula, the two have been living together and even operated a bar along the Gilgil-Nakuru highway.

Wafula said the two have been disagreeing on several marital issues adding that they had sought guidance from local elders but did not work.

“The sister to the deceased who has been living with the children raised an alarm after she found the lifeless body of the woman lying in a pool of blood,” he said.

Wafula said on checking the body it had deep cuts in the chest, neck and head an indication she could have bled to death.

Gilgil OCPD Emmanuel Opuru confirmed the incident saying the suspect fled from the scene immediately after killing his wife.

Opuru said they had launched a manhunt for him so as to face charges of murder adding that the body was lying at the local mortuary awaiting postmortem.

Meanwhile, police in Naivasha are looking for five thugs who gang raped a 21 year old woman leaving her for the dead.

The victim is said to have been accosted by the thugs on her way home near Kabati estate and abused her sexually before fleeing in the cover of darkness.

According to a gender based violence activist Sekina Mohammed, the young girl had left her job as is normal before the thugs waylaid her.

“She was later found lying helpless by passersby and was taken to Naivasha sub-county hospital where she is responding well to treatment though she is traumatized,” she said.

A senior police officer who declined to be named confirmed the incident saying a manhunt is on for the suspects.

“We have recorded a statement from the victim and she says she recognized one of the thugs and we are following crucial leads that will lead to their arrest,” said the officer.

-Anthony Gitonga