Juja: Man attempts to take own life after stabbing wife as residents watched in horror

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 19 Feb, 2024 11:08 | < 1 min read
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A man fatally stabbed his wife in public in the Mirimaini area of Juja, Kiambu County before he attempted to take his own life.

Police confirmed the horrid incident saying that the suspect was arrested and rushed to the hospital after suffering self-inflicted wounds.

According to witnesses, the man attacked his estranged wife on Saturday, February 19, 2024, while she was visiting a woman who lived in the neighbourhood.

The man is said to have pulled out a knife and a machete he was carrying in a bag before he stabbed his wife in the neck as residents watched in horror.

The woman ran from her attacker while screaming for help and sought refuge at a friend’s house.

The man then chased after his wife into the house and continued attacking her till the last speck of life she had ceased existing.

Neighbours tried to intervene to save the woman but the man had locked the door from inside.

The suspect then tried killing himself after murdering his wife in cold blood.

The man was found wreathing in pain when cops from Juja police station responded to a distress call.

The attacker had stabbed himself in the stomach and chest. Police took him to Gatundu Hospital for treatment.

"We are investigating the matter to know more. Unfortunately, it happened," Kiambu police commander Michael Muchiri said.

The Muchiri noted that police are trying to establish the motive behind the brutal murder of the woman by her estranged husband.

Residents said the man and his wife had domestic differences and had been separated for some time.

Incidences of femicide continue to grip the country in 2024 even as multiple campaigns have been launched in a bid to stamp out the vice.

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