In Summary
  • Police suspect that Dr Ogolla beat Margaret on the evening of December 31, 2017 at their Lavington home, leading to her death.

  • Nairobi County Police Commander Japheth Koome said the couple had a disagreement before they engaged in a physical fight.

  • The couple has a seven-weeks-old baby.

A lecturer at Strathmore University has been arrested after allegedly beating his wife, leading to her death on January 1.

Dr Fredrick Onyango Ogolla, a lecturer at Strathmore Business School was Wednesday morning arraigned at the Kibera Law courts but did not take plea as police applied to be allowed to detain him for ten more days, to enable them complete their investigations.

Police suspect that Dr Ogolla beat Margaret Gobi Mwachongo on the evening of December 31, 2017 at their Lavington home, leading to her death.

Nairobi County Police Commander Japheth Koome said the couple had a disagreement before they engaged in a physical fight which resulted in the woman sustaining injuries.

“She was taken to hospital unconscious after that evening fight but she succumbed to her injuries,” Mr Koome said earlier before the lecturer was arraigned in court.

In a Facebook post, Dr Ogolla said, “To my friends on FB, what happened was too painful that I have been unable to believe and that’s why I didn’t update you, my lovely wife left me and went to the lord. It’s so hurting in as much as it is hard to express. Rip my love.”

Although he did not mention the cause of her death, Dr Ogolla shared pictures of him together with his wife, captioning them ‘Memories that I now miss, really painful’.

Margaret Gobi Mwachongo

Margaret Gobi Mwachongo (Bex Becky) who died after she was allegedly beaten by her husband during a domestic quarrel. She posted this photo on her Facebook page on December 31, 2017 and captioned it "Welcoming 2018 with (sic) full of joy and happiness". PHOTO | COURTESY | FACEBOOK

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