Police in Matete are holding in custody a 29 year old woman for allegedly slaughtering her husband at Lunywenywe village, Lwandeti location and locking his body in the house before surrendering herself to police in the neighboring Malava Sub County.
According to the deceased’s mother Rosemary Wasonyokha, she was with her son Alex Fukwo 32, Saturday evening before he left to his house in a jovial mood and he never told her if he had any problem with his wife Beatrice Naliaka.
On Sunday, she said she woke up well prepared and left for church. However, she said her son’s door had been locked with a padlock from outside and she assumed that maybe he had left for work.
“My son is an employee of West Kenya Sugar Company and when I saw a padlock on the door I assumed that maybe there was an emergency at work and he had left without informing me,” said the granny.
She said after church she returned home and after failing to get any communication from her son she tried reaching him through his phone at around 4pm but he was out of reach, with several attempts failing to reach him.
At around 5pm, she said police arrived at her compound and asked if she knew of her son’s whereabouts.
“I told them he had left for work at West Kenya Sugar Company, but I was shocked when they informed me that he was dead as they marched towards his house,” said Mrs. Wasonyokha.
The officers were forced to break the door to gain access into the house where they were shocked to find Fukwo’s naked body lying lifeless in a pool of blood on the floor with deep cuts round the neck and other parts of the body mutilated.
It’s suspected the woman hired thugs who helped her execute her mission.
“I know my brother very well, he is a very tough guy and I don’t think if this woman did this alone. We don’t know what he had done to be killed in such a cruel way,” said Nathan Nalianya a brother to the deceased with his sentiments being echoed by the mother
After the murder, the suspect packed all household property and left without being noticed. She however surrendered herself to Malava police station where she was locked up before being transferred to Matete police station.
The body was removed from the scene and taken to Webuye mortuary as police launched investigations into the incident with the family crying for justice.