In Summary
  • Kennedy Barasa said that he heard a loud scream from the couple's house at around 3am Sunday.
  • Mr Barasa immediately informed the police who arrived at the scene a while later.
  • The bodies were taken to the Kitale County Referral Hospital mortuary.

A man has slashed his wife to death and later hanged himself at their home in Makunga village, Trans Nzoia County on Sunday following a quarrel over a suspected love triangle.

A neighbour, Kennedy Barasa, said that he heard a loud scream from the couple's house at around 3am Sunday that prompted him and other residents to rush to the scene.

DOOR LOCKED

But they found the door locked from inside and Mr Barasa, who is a welder, had to break in using a grinder.

"To our shock, we found the woman lying in a pool of blood on the bed and the husband had hanged himself using a rope in another room," he said.

Mr Barasa immediately informed the police who arrived at the scene a while later.

According to Chief Selina Upande, the man, identified as Stephen Kagumo, and his wife Caren Chebet previously never had any domestic fights.

Ms Upande told the Nation that prior to the Sunday morning incident, Mr Kagumo had arrived at his home at around 9pm after watching football matches and later a fight ensued at around 3am.

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