A 40-year-old watchman who allegedly hacked his wife to death on Monday in Nandi County on suspicion that she was involved in an extra-marital affair paid with his life when he was lynched by an irate mob.
Nandi Central OCPD Stephen Obara confirmed the Monday afternoon murder incident that occurred at Koywa village in Chepsonoi sub-location.
The assailant Josphat Shimonyi Imbusa reportedly picked a quarrel with his wife Joan Ilusa Jemunale when she returned home from Chepsonoi market where she had earlier on gone to sell some merchandise.
Sources say the man had accused his wife of infidelity and claimed she had used the occasion to go to the market as an excuse to get an opportunity to allegedly engage in an affair with her lover.
The couple are said to have exchanged bitterly before Imbusa, a guard at a private homestead in the area, descended on the mother of five with a machete and slashed her several times.
She was cut on the neck, shoulder and hands and left for dead in the home as the husband fled on realising he had inflicted fatal injuries on her.
The woman’s screams attracted the attention of neighbours who rushed to the home and boda boda taxi operators chased after the assailant and stoned him to death before police from Kaimosi station could rescue him.
Bodies of the deceased couple are at Kapsabet County referral hospital mortuary.
Source: Kenya News Agency