In Summary
  • The two wedded in a colourful church ceremony on December 22, 2017.
  • They started quarrelling a few months after their wedding.
  • According to Ms Sangutei’s relatives, the man arrived from the US last week.

A man suspected of murdering his wife following domestic squabbles will be remanded for seven days to enable police complete investigations.

Isaiah Samoei Kipchirichir, 29, a US-based athlete with no world record, is accused of strangling and hitting Gloria Jepleting Sangutei, 27, with a blunt object.

The victim was a teacher at Ngeria Girls High School in Uasin Gishu County.

The two wedded in a colourful church ceremony on December 22, 2017.

QUARRELS

According to the dead woman’s relatives, the two started quarrelling a few months after their wedding.

“My sister has never enjoyed peace since she was married to this man two years ago,” said Brian Sangutei, the woman’s brother.

Mr Kipchirchir, a graduate from New Mexico University, had separated with Ms Sangutei and relocated to the US before the incident which has perplexed relatives from both sides.

According to Ms Sangutei’s relatives, the man arrived from the US last week.

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