Kirinyaga Man Defies Waiguru, Strangles Wife Dead with Leso!

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A Kirinyaga man, after sustained calls by area Governor Ann Waiguru, has defied the governor and killed his wife in Mwea.

The 47-year-old man is said to have returned home drunk when he descended on his helpless wife after asking her why there was no food in the house.

According to confessions by the man’s daughter, he always became violent after his drinking sprees and had threatened to kill her mother several times.

The man who has since been arrested is said to have strangled dead his wife after hitting her severally with a blunt object.

Mwea West OCPD Mr Stephen Wenda confirmed that the man identified as Kagai Wanjohi beat his wife Virginia Wambui before strangling her with a shoal.

”The deceased also had injuries on her right leg and hand. The suspect is being held at Sagana Police Station and we are still carrying out more investigations,” said the OCPD.

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What’s more, a neighbour of the suspect, Mr Nicholas Ngari said Wanjohi approached him requesting to hire his car to transport his dead wife’s body to the mortuary but he declined.

Instead, he would advise Wanjohi to report the matter to the police first before going to the morgue.

“He told me they had an argument with the wife after he arrived home and found there was no food,” Ngari told Citizen Digital.

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Wanjohi’s daughter, however, sought the attention of the area chief from where they reported the matter to the police.

Thursday, Kirinyaga governor Ann Waiguru appealed to the men to refrain from killing women whenever disagreements arose.

She was among the various guests who participated in an anti-femicide night vigil held at the University of Nairobi grounds.

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The other dignitaries at the function were Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i, Director of Criminal Investigations Mr George Kinoti, among other elected women leaders.

In 2019 alone, some 40 women have been killed by their partners over relationship issues.



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