By Carolyn Necheza.
Former Isukha Central MCA, Richard Muchesia, on Tuesday night fatally shot his wife, Florence Okwach, on suspicion that she was cheating on him with one of her bosses at work, the ex-ward rep’s brother told K24 Digital on Wednesday.
Florence, 37, worked as a nurse at one of the hospitals in Kajiado County.
Our informant, who sought anonymity, said Muchesia, 42, had – for long – been “investigating” claims that his wife was straying.
“Unable to live with the belief that he was being cheated on, my brother, a licensed gun holder, arrived home on Tuesday evening and shot Florence dead,” said the source.
Muchesia, thereafter, turned the gun on himself.
“Until his death, however, he hadn’t nabbed Florence red-handed in the arms of another man,” added the informant.
The ex-MCA’s brother says Florence and Muchesia, who are parents to two young children – a boy and a girl –, were married for 13 years.
Their union, however, was rocked by claims of infidelity and often experienced pockets of violence.
One of Muchesia’s sisters revealed that the former MCA had hinted on “killing himself one day” following the protracted domestic disputes he was having with Florence, who hails from Matungu in Kakamega County.
“He said should he kill himself and leave Florence behind, she shouldn’t be allowed to attend his burial,” said the former ward rep’s sister.
The couple’s bodies were found in their matrimonial home in Ongata Rongai early Wednesday.
Muchesia is survived by his second wife, an Administration Police officer, and the two children he got with Florence.
The ex-MCA’s family says they have begun plans to transport the pair’s bodies to Kakamega for burial.
Muchesia unsuccessfully ran for Shinyalu parliamentary seat in the 2017 general election.