A Meru man is being hunted by the police after killing his wife by choking her using mwiko (cooking stick).
Reliable sources indicate that the man accused the lady of allegedly infecting him with HIV\AIDS.
The slain woman identified as Nkamba was a Tanzanian native and had lived with the man for the last four years in Bosnia, Gitimbine Meru town.
The mother of two who was disabled used to be pushed by her husband on a wheelchair when begging in Meru town.
Denis allegedly inserted the cooking stick into her throat on Wednesday night while blasting loud music to avoid attention.
Imenti North Sub-county police commander Laban Omol confirmed the occurrence and noted that Denis took off from the scene.
Attempts to remove the stick in her throat failed.
In separate incidents, police in Gitaru, Kiambu County is in pursuit of a 23-year-old girl who on Wednesday night allegedly stabbed her boyfriend to death before going into hiding.
The lady identified only as Ann and whose other details remain scanty allegedly stabbed Kevin Kamami four times before fleeing to an unknown place.
According to Kevin’s family, they were yet to know more details about the suspect who has been living with their son for months now.
Kamami lived in rental houses located within his father’s compound.
Ms Caroline Njeri, sister to the deceased said that the suspect stepped out of the house immediately after the incident.
“A neighbour who lives next door heard a commotion and when she went to find out what was happening, she met Ann walking out,” Njeri said.
She said that before the neighbour could find out what had transpired to raise the alarm the suspect had already fled.
Asked whether the lovers had any history of domestic disputes, Njeri said they have been living happily.
This comes days after Public Service and Gender CS Kobia raised an alarm on the increased cases of GBV cases in Kenya.
According to Kobia, between January and March 2021, the ministry recorded 877 cases of gender-based violence, with a high prevalence in Nairobi, Kakamega, Kisumu, Nakuru, and Kiambu counties.
CS Margaret Kobia has raised the alarm over cases of GBV cases in Kenya that have continued to spiral during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the Public Service and Gender CS, between January and March 2021, the ministry recorded 877 cases of gender-based violence, with a high prevalence in Nairobi, Kakamega, Kisumu, Nakuru, and Kiambu counties.
Data show that GBV cases increased from 1,411 in 2019 to 5,009 in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a huge cause of the surge.
In a statement, the CS stated that “We must all stand up against GBV through reporting, supporting victims and we must also discourage harmful and retrogressive cultural beliefs. I call on all Kenyans to be tolerant and to find appropriate ways of solving differences rather than resorting to violence.”