Man kills wife then hangs self

A 38-year-old man killed his wife before committing suicide by hanging following a domestic dispute in Nandi County.

In the Sunday night incident, Ednah Kurgat, a mother of three, was attacked by her husband at her uncle Philip Songok's homestead in Mosop, where she had fled to after a disagreement.

Ednah's aunt, Emily Sawe, said the man had been hiding behind a fence and only jumped into the compound when he saw his wife. She tried to reason with him to resolve their dispute amicably but he refused to listen.

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“I heard my niece pleading with her husband not to kill her. He cut her on the hand and neck with a panga in anger and without uttering a word. She later succumbed to injuries on the spot,” said Ms Sawe.

The man then jumped over the fence and disappeared into the bushes. Passers-by later found his body dangling from a tree branch at his father’s compound.

Mosop MP Vincent Tuwei and deputy County Commissioner Sammy Makhanu visited the family and condemned the incident.

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