Chief allegedly murdered by wife

An Assistant Chief in Kirinyaga County has been allegedly murdered by his wife .

The deceased was the newly employed Assistant Chief for Kiamugumo Sub-Location in Kirinyaga East Sub-County.

It was not clear how the wife stabbed the husband to death in the kitchen at about 10 pm last night

It also emerged the deceased was the son of  a nominated MCA in the county Wanjiru     Njeru .

The area is also where Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru hails from .

The victim identified as  Denis Njeru  36,by locals lived in the same homestead with his mother

According to mother " we heard my daughter in law screaming at about 10 pm and that she had accidentally stabbed the husband in the kitchen".

On rushing to the house" we found Njeru lying on the floor screaming with blood gushing from the freshly stab wound ".

The MCA explained how they quickly picked him up and rushed him to the Kerugoya referral hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The leader said the young couple with two small children had been living peacefully and had not heard of any know domestic problems with the family.

The wife has since been put in for interrogation by the police.

The incident comes head over heals of a recent one at Kathata village in the same sub county where Paul Murage was said to have wiped his entire family by  hacking the members with an axe .

Murage who was said to have murdered his wife and his four children in the night of Nov 29 is yet to take plea of the case

He is remanded at the Kerugoya G K Prison until January 24 when he is expected to take the plea while the five victims are yet to be buried.

The assistant chief was allegedly killed by his wife over some domestic problems, according to the police in the area.
Locals intimidated that the deceased had a "mpango wa Kando" which resulted into the brutal death of the youthful administrator .

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