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Nyandarua woman, 50, dies after being attacked by husband

By James Munyeki | July 29th 2020

Shock has gripped Kiharo village in Kasuku, Nyandarua West after a man allegedly hit his 50-year-old wife to death on Wednesday afternoon.

The man, identified as Moses Njogu, 56, is said to have hit his wife with a blunt object before fleeing the scene.

According to residents, the couple separated last month after a domestic fight. He showed up where his wife was staying a quarrel ensued leading to the unfortunate incident.

“…we heard a commotion and later cries from the woman. Upon visiting the home, we found her writhing in pain with blood oozing from her head" said a neighbor Joseph Njuguna.

He said that the woman told them that it was the husband who had attacked her.

She then succumbed to her injuries while rreceiving treatment at the Nyahururu County Referral Hospital.

"She had serious wounds on the head and we rushed her to hospital. It was there that she succumbed to the injuries" noted Njuguna.

Nyandarua West Sub County Police Commander Wanyama Nyongesa who confirmed the incident said that the man has since been arrested and locked up at Ol Jororok Police Station awaiting to be charged in court.

Following the incident, Nyandarua Woman Representative Faith Gitau has urged families to seek alternative methods of solving disputes instead of attacking one another.

" I understand there are many cases of family disputes and I urge families to get counseling especially during this time we are grappling with Covid 19 pandemic. Let us not kill one another," she said.

She regretted that there was a rise in crime in Ol Jororok area calling for more intervention.

The incident happened barely a month after Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi visited the region and reshuffled top police officers after residents protested.

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