Man stabs wife, self dead as woman sets son ablaze over Sh100

Roy Lumbe and Paul Ndung’u @PeopleDailyKe

Shock and grief gripped Mathangauta village in Likia, Njoro after a 26-year-old man allegedly brutally murdered his wife before stabbing himself to death after a domestic quarrel.

Joseph Ngigi is said to have had an argument with his wife Hannah Wangari, 23, on their way home after the estranged wife spent the night at her relatives few days before.

Area chief David Mugo said the couple has been in constant domestic squabbles. It was a tragic end to a love story after the man took a knife and stabbed the wife several times on the chest, neck and stomach succumbing to her injuries.

Confirming the incident, adding that the man was angry on why the wife had to disappear to her relatives after their arguments. “The two had a violent encounter a week ago prompting the woman to leave the house and she came back in the afternoon but found the door locked.

They talked briefly but the woman refused to enter the house and left,” he said adding that the woman succumbed to stab wounds on her chest, neck and stomach.

The couple has left behind a three-year-old daughter. Serious injuries Meanwhile, a 10-year-old boy from Ichuga village in the outskirts of Nanyuki is nursing serious wounds after he was set ablaze by his mother for allegedly stealing Sh100.

Elizabeth Ngina is said to have doused the Class Three pupil with paraffin before setting him alight. Neighbours now want justice for the minor, including arrest of the mother.

They also wondered why the father failed to take any action upon learning that his son had been burnt. By the time of going to press, Kieni East OCPD Michael Mbaluku said he had sent Narumoru Police Station commander to investigate the matter.

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