Police in Kakamega arrest a suspect linked to the death of a city businessperson
Written by John Kabaka
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A 35 year old man who doused his wife with petrol and set her on foire following a domestic quarrel in Navakholo District succumbed to burns Tuesday morning at the Western Provincial General Hospital.
Reuben Musikha was reported to have differed with his wife Elizabeth Otawa and doused her in petrol and set her on fire.
She then grabbed him tightly and fell down. Both of them sustained serious burns.
Kakamega Police Commander Joseph Omijah said that the two were rushed to Navakholo district hospital but were turned away before being admitted at the general hospital where Musikha passed on in the wee hours of yesterday.
The incident occurred at Makhima village in Bunyala East location on Monday. The wife is still admitted at the same hospital.
Meanwhile, Police in Kakamega have nabbed a suspect in the murder of a Nairobi businessman who was killed and her body damped in Kakamega Forest three weeks ago.
The suspect who was using the cell phone belonging to the late Teresa Wangare, 38 was tracked by service provider Safaricom to Ngong area where he was arrested.
“When the suspect was arrested and interrogated, he took the police to the spot in the forest where the body of the deceased was discovered as unidentified and taken to the Western Provincial general Hospital mortuary,” said Western provincial police boss Alfred Ombaba.
“When taken to the morgue, the suspect who hails from Shinyalu identified Wangare’s decomposing body by the dress she was wearing,” Ombaba added.
Wangare who used to sell computers to institutions in Kakamega and Vihiga was reported missing by relatives on July 17.
Ombaba said that she left Nairobi on July 16 to collect cheques for supply of computers to two schools in Western Kenya.
He said that communication from her cell phone disappeared on July 17 forcing relatives to report a missing person at Kasarani police station in Nairobi.
Police them started monitoring her mobile phone leading to the suspect who was using it in Ngong area in Nairobi.
Police had on July 17 collected two unidentified bodies one for a man and another for woman and taken them to the mortuary. Postmortem on Wangare’s body was carried out on Monday.