In Summary
  • Relatives of the victim, 47-year-old Gati Weisero, said the suspect, Getangata Maroa, had accused her of covering up for his unfaithful wife.
  • The family members claimed the man had also threatened to kill Ms Weisero if she did not reveal the whereabouts of his wife, who had eloped with the man.
  • Residents accused police of sleeping on their jobs but asked them to bring the suspect to book.
  • Police and local authorities decried rising cases of murder in the area.

A man in Migori County allegedly killed his sister-in law on Saturday evening following an argument over claims that his wife had been cheating.

Relatives of the victim, 47-year-old Gati Weisero, said the suspect, Getangata Maroa, had accused her of covering up for his wife.

THREAT

The family members claimed the man had also threatened to kill Ms Weisero if she did not reveal the whereabouts of his wife, who allegedly eloped with another man.

Mr Maroa reportedly waylaid Ms Weisero as she returned from a well at Girigiri village in Ntimaru Sub-county.

Residents heard the victim's cries and rushed to the scene but it was too late.

Mr Mwita Chacha, a relative, said, "The man had accused the woman of knowing the ways of his cheating wife, something she denied. He then threatened to kill her after the wife disappeared."

Mr Mwita Wanjacho, Ms Weisero's husband, said, "I don't know why my own brother would do this to my wife... I don't know. It's so painful."

The man will now care alone for their six children.

LAXITY

Residents accused police of sleeping on their jobs but asked them to bring the suspect to book.

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