A 32-year-old man in Gibarori, Kuria East, Migori county is expected to be arraigned in court and charged with murder after he hit a neighbour who intervened in a dispute between his wife and him.
A police report seen by K24 Digital indicates that one David Chacha was embroiled in a domestic quarrel with his wife Mary Chacha who later escaped and went to her mother-in-law's house.
David followed his wife to his mother's home where he subjected her to more beatings.
The mother-in-law raised an alarm and neighbours responded. David hit one of the neighbours with a metal rod on the head causing him to suffer a severe head injury.
"The police visited the scene and it was established David Chacha aged 32 had a domestic quarrel with his wife, 24-year-old Mary Chacha. Her wife escaped to her where David followed her and subjected her to more beating," the police report seen by K24 Digital reads in part.
"The mother-in-law raised alarm where neighbour Ronald came to their rescue only to be hit by a metal rod on the head by David," the report added.
Ronald was rushed to Mother and Child Hospital where he was referred to Kehancha Sub-County and later to Migori Level 4 Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Fled to Tanzania
The suspect was arrested in Motemorabu where he had escaped to. There were also reports that he had fled to Tanzania.
"The suspect later escaped to an unknown destination but was later traced to Motemorabu where he had been hiding," the police report added.
The body of the deceased was moved to Kehancha Hospital Morgue awaiting an autopsy.