Woman arrested after ‘lying’ about husband’s brutal cause of death

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Kenya police are holding a 21-year-old woman who is alleged to have stabbed her husband to death during a domestic brawl.

Narok South Sub-county Police Commander Magdalene Chebet told local publication K24Digital that the 23-year-old husband identified as Patrick Onyinkwa came home drunk at around 4.30 pm yesterday and picked a quarrel with his wife Nancy Njambi who grabbed a knife and stabbed him in the left side of the chest.

He died on the spot and the body was taken to Narok Referral Hospital mortuary pending postmortem and further investigations into the incident.

Chebet said the suspect would be arraigned in court as soon as investigations were complete to face murder charges.

The suspect had initially told the police that her husband had fallen on a nail and injured himself on the left side of the chest but during investigations, police recovered the suspected murder weapon with bloodstains on it.

According to report, murder is still one of the leading crimes committed in Kenya every year second only to carjacking.

A 2018 police crime report showed that there were 2,774 murder incidents in the country in 2017 compared to 2,856 in 2018, an increase of three percent.

Another report put homicide rates in Kenya at 4.9 cases per 100,000 people in 2018.

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