Police in Kenya are investigating circumstances that led to a gruesome murder of a couple in Meru, The Standard reports.

The bodies of the middle-aged couple were found in a house at Bubui in Abogeta West and had multiple cuts.

Meru Police Commander John Mwinzi said they were pursuing leads to establish the motive of the murders.

‚ÄúWe have tasked the¬†Directorate of Criminal Investigations¬†to unravel the motive of the murder. We are following different angles to investigate. We feel somebody might have been very angry, due to the nature of the murders,‚ÄĚ said Mr Mwinzi.

The police boss said the duo were cohabiting after the man separated from his wife.

Neighbors who requested anonymity said the killings were gruesome, with the couple suffering deep cuts.

‚ÄúThe man had a wife but they separated, after which the man started another relationship. The man was attacked recently by unknown persons. Now the man and his new lover have been hacked to death, and we are waiting for the police to arrest the perpetrators,‚ÄĚ said a witness.

Recently, Meru County Commissioner Allan Machari said there had been a surge in killings in the area and vowed to crack down on those responsible.

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