A twenty six year old man butchered his wife Wednesday night before hanging himself in Kolonget village, Matunda location, Soy sub county Uasin Gishu County.
Confirming the incident, Matunda location Chief Barbnabas Tireito said John Kuria Irai and his wife Diana Wekesa (20) had separated a week ago before the latter returned Wednesday evening leading to the brutal murder.
He said the two have been in regular feud before Kuria packed her wife’s belongings and threw her out, warning her never to return.
However, after staying away for one week, the wife returned yesterday before disagreement ensued between them late in the night.
He said the man tried to strangle and suffocate his wife using a piece of cloth before he slit her throat using a kitchen knife.
“We found her body lying in a pool of blood with a black piece of cloth tied around her neck and kitchen knife thrown beside her,” said the Chief.
He said after killing his wife, Kuria hanged himself and his body was found hanging from the roof of the house which had been locked from inside.
The two bodies were removed by officers from Moisbrige police station and taken to Kitale mortuary as investigations were launched into the incident.