By Augustine Ehikioya
For allegedly stabbing his wife to death over suspicion of sleeping with another man, the suspect, Andrew Mutiso Musau, has turned himself in to the Police in Kenya.
He initially went into hiding when the incident happened in the 21st of October, 2021.
A statement by Kenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA) on Monday, said “A Machakos man believed to have killed his wife by stabbing her six times after allegedly finding her with another man in their house has surrendered himself to Athi River detectives.
“Andrew Mutiso Musau, 28, who disappeared after the October 21 incident showed up at Athi River Police Station today noon accompanied by two of his brothers.
“A manhunt for Mutiso had been launched yesterday, after his wife’s dead body was found in their house by concerned Nyumba Kumi members, two days after she went missing.
“Shocked by the horrifying scene, neighbors who were privy to the heated scuffle that ensued between Mutiso and his wife on Thursday night when he found another man assuming his roles in their institution of marriage, alerted the Police of the body.
“Crime scene detectives from Kitengela processed the scene before the body was moved to a local hospital morgue for autopsy,” it added.
With further investigations ongoing, the statement said that the suspect is “being processed for arraignment over murder charges tomorrow.”
Another statement disclosed that the Police officials in Bomet have detained a man who killed his neighbour “last night, over a Sh400 debt.”
“Evans Mutai who owns a shop at Sibaiyan location was arrested after he stabbed Festus Keter, 35, on the chest and went on to trade merchandise at his premises unperturbed.
“The incident followed an argument over a Sh400 debt, which the deceased owed the shopkeeper. After being stabbed on the right side of the chest, Keter was left for dead outside the shop.
“A concerned villager who stumbled on the body of the deceased, informed detectives based at Chesoen Police Station about the incident. The officers immediately rushed to the scene 10 kilometres away and conducted preliminary investigations into the murder, after which the suspect was apprehended,” it said.
While the statement said the murder weapon, a blood stained knife, was recovered and kept as exhibit, it said “Mutai, shall be arraigned in court on Monday to answer to murder charges.”
It also disclosed that the body of the deceased is at Longisa hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.