Love Gone Sour: Man kills cousin in Homa Bay over woman

A somber mood engulfed Genga village in Rangwe Sub-county of Homa-Bay, following the killing of a 30-year-old man in what is a suspected to be a love triangle.

The deceased identified as Billy Otieno was reportedly attacked and stabbed to death by his cousin who accused him of having an extra-marital affair with his wife.

Confirming the incident, Rangwe Sub-county Police Commander Jane Sang’ said they have arrested the woman at the centre of the dispute who is the wife to the suspect, adding that she is assisting police with investigations.

Area Chief, Andrew Okambo said that the deceased who hails from the neighbouring Gem West location engaged his cousin in a fight two weeks ago over the matter where the suspect escaped with machete wounds.

“During the fight, the deceased used a machete to cut the arm of the betrayed man. After the victim healed he made plans to revenge the assault,” said Okambo.

Chief Okambo revealed that the suspect had been targeting the deceased for revenge to settle scores after the fight.

“The suspect was on a revenge mission until last night when he cornered his victim who was walking home alone from the trading centre,” said Okambo.

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The administrator said they have launched a manhunt for the suspect who is reported to have disappeared after the heinous act.

Otieno’s body was taken to Homa Bay County Referral Hospital mortuary.

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