I killed wife for squeezing my testicles, Mombasa man tells court

Evans Katuti pleaded guilty to the charge of manslaughter on April 4, 2023 at the Mombasa Magistrate's Court. [Dihoff Mukoto, Standard]

A suspect arraigned in Mombasa on Tuesday, April 4 confessed to killing his wife.

Evans Katuti said a fight between him and his spouse ensued on February 26, 2023 at their home in Migadini, Changamwe after he found her in bed with another man.

Katuti said during the confrontation, his wife "painfully" squeezed his testicles.

"I went home at around 11pm after watching the Carabao Cup final between Manchester United and Newcastle United. I had watched the match in a bar near my house. Upon arriving home, I was shocked to find my wife, Anna Kambua, with another man in our matrimonial bed," Katuti told Mombasa Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku.

"My wife grabbed my testicles and squeezed them painfully. In reflex reaction, I reached out for a kitchen knife and stabbed her twice in the abdomen," Katuti told the court.

A police report produced in court indicated that Katuti fled after fatally stabbing his partner.

Katuti would later inform his relatives about what he had done. His kinsmen advised him to surrender to the nearest police station, court documents revealed.

Heeding his family's advice, Katuti turned himself in at Mtito Andei Police Station in Makueni County.

The suspect was later transferred to Changamwe, the location where he allegedly killed his wife.

Katuti was later charged with manslaughter, an offence he pleaded guilty to on Tuesday, April 4.

Police had recommended the more serious charge of murder, but the Director of Public Prosecutions revised the charge to manslaughter after analysing the facts.

While murder (intentional causing of death) may carry a life imprisonment sentence, manslaughter (unintentional causing of death) carries a sentence that the court deems to be fair.