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Man jumps from apartment’s fourth floor after allegedly killing wife

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By Kennedy Gachuhi | October 6th 2021

The couple had lived in the apartments located in Afraha, Nakuru Town East for two weeks only. [File, Standard]

A 40-year-old man is recuperating in hospital after jumping off the balcony of an apartment in Nakuru shortly after he allegedly killed his wife on Wednesday morning.

Paul Ochieng allegedly stabbed Mary Njeri Kamande, 20, in the chest before jumping from the fourth floor of their apartment located at Afraha in Nakuru Town East.

“The couple had been engaged in a domestic dispute, which ended in Ochieng stabbing Njeri in the right part of her chest. The victim died on the spot,” Nakuru Town East Sub-County Police Commander Elena Kabukuru told The Standard.

According to Kabukuru, the suspect attempted suicide by jumping off his fourth floor balcony.

“He survived the suicide attempt, but suffered broken limbs,” said the area police boss.

Police took Ochieng to Nakuru Level 5 Hospital, where he is undergoing treatment.

“Once he is discharged, we will charge him with murder,” said Kabukuru.

A kitchen knife suspected to have been used in Njeri’s fatal attack was recovered by police.

Kabukuru said the couple had lived in the Afraha apartment for two weeks only.

“The pair had twin children aged five. Their neighbours have since taken in the minors as we trace Njeri’s relatives,” said the area police chief.

Njeri’s body was taken to Nakuru Municipal Mortuary awaiting postmortem.

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