Police Investigate How Man committed suicide after killing wife in Makueni
Police in Kibwezi, Makueni County, are still investigating circumstances under which a 45-year-old man from Kyumani area of Kibwezi Sub County is suspected to have killed his wife by cutting off part of her hand using a sharp machete before committing suicide.
According to Makueni County Police Commander Joseph Ole Napeiyan, the incident happened on Tuesday Last week at DWA Estate.
Speaking to K24 Digital, Kibwezi Assistant County Commissioner Vitalis Ogur said DWA Sisal farm Deputy Security Officer Richard Makau reported the case saying he received a phone call from his production manager Wilson Kariuki that a body of a female adult had been found at a feeder road at Manoni Upper Estate, a section of DWA Estate.
Police on reaching the scene found the body of Anne Makau. a female adult aged 39 years, lying in a pool of blood with deep sharp cuts on the head and neck while the left hand had been cut off at the wrist.
Police found the body of the suspected killer known as Nzioki Makau hanging from a tree, just 80 meters away.
Ogur said the duo were confirmed to have been working on contracts at DWA sisal farm and DCI is still investigating the matter to unearth the circumstances surrounding their deaths.
The Assistant Commissioner said the two were reported by family members to have separated since January this year even though they were working together at the sisal farm.
“Unfortunately, after attacking his former wife with a machete, the body of the man was found hanging on a tree with a rope around his neck,” Ogur said.
A brother to the deceased man, Kioko Makau, revealed to K24 Digital that the two were married and blessed with four children even though they had perennial domestic wrangles.
DCI Kibwezi collected a panga, and kitchen Knife from the scene believed to have been used by the man to attack his wife.
Also collected was a piece of the wrist that had been severed.
Ogur warned the public against taking the law into their own hands adding that every problem has a solution.
“I want to challenge the public that everything can be solved without committing any crime. When you feel agitated, don’t take the law into your own hand and take someone’s life,” warned Ogur
He either advised the public to discuss their pressing issues with counsellors and close friends to avoid bizarre incidences.
“Let’s talk. We have chiefs, village elders, Nyumba 10, pastors and even neighbours. Let’s talk. Everything can get a solution and even those approached, let them not ignore a call for help,” he guided
“It’s a shocking incidence but let us talk out our problems,” he added
The bodies are preserved at Makindu Mortuary pending autopsy and further investigations.