Yet another woman murdered in cold blood by husband in worrying trend

Suspect committed suicide shortly after muredring wife

File image of a crime scene cordoned off

In a worrying trend that continues to make headlines, a 40 year old woman was on Saturday murdered by her husband in Vihiga County.

After committing the crime, the man whose identity is yet to be revealed took his own life.

Area Chief Chief Henry Chunguli confirmed the incident, stating that the man locked the decead’s body in the bedroom after committing the heinous crime.

Chunguli revealed that police who arrived at the scene of crime broke into the house where they retrieved the woman’s body with marks on the neck.

The body of the man believed to be behind the murder was retrieved from a neighbour’s toilet.

Worrying trend

This is the latest in a growing trend of femicide reported across the coutry.

Yesterday, the body of Hellen Kwamboka- a female police officer attached to Parliament-was found murdered in her Umoja house.

Neighbours recounted that Kwamboka’s boyfriend had come visiting on Thursday evening.

They stated that, on the fateful day, they heard commotions and screams of a woman in pain from the deceased's house.

The screams attracted a section of tenants at the apartment who went to check what was wrong but by the time they arrived at the deceased’s house, all was silent hence they saw no need to enquire.

They mentioned that the couple would often fight and later resolve their differences, hence they took it as one of the usual fights they were familiar with.

The two were, on several occasions, spotted or heard quarreling,” said a neighbour.

According to their accounts, the suspect lived with Kwamboka in her house some time back before moving out of the woman’s house “due to irreconcilable differences.

Kwamboka’s body was found lying on her bed, with deep a cut inflicted in her head.

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