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Estranged man kills ex-wife in Homabay County

By James Omoro | January 3rd 2018

A 30-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly killing his former wife.

The suspect surrendered himself to the police at Rangwe Police Station yesterday after killing 22-year-old Maureen Akinyi at Kanyadhere village, Komolo location, in Rangwe sub-county.

The suspect is said to have separated with his wife two weeks ago. However, Akinyi found another man who married her as a third wife.

The estranged husband sneaked into Akinyi’s new home at 8pm on Monday night where he allegedly attacked her.

One of the deceased's in-laws, Aloise Opuda, said Akinyi was killed as she was preparing supper.

“She was killed in front of her step-children,” said Opuda.

He said the suspect slashed his former wife with a machete.

“The children raised the alarm when they saw their step-mother being attacked. We all rushed out to help her, but there was little we could do and she died due to excessive bleeding,” said Opuda.

The suspect is said to have fled into a nearby bush after the incident.

Homa Bay County Police Commander Marius Tum confirmed the incident, saying investigations had been launched.

The body was taken to Homa Bay County Referral Hospital mortuary.

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