A section of Kisii residents were left in shock after a man murdered his wife on Sunday night following a domestic wrangle.
After arresting the suspect, the police said that Mr Peter Aching’a, 29 beat his wife, Ms Nancy Kemunto, to death at their home in Bosingi village, Nyamache sub-county.
Ms Kemunto was heard screaming for help in the middle of the night.
According to Nairobi News, one of the neigbours, Mr George Ombaba, said he responded to the woman’s distress call immediately only to find that other neighbours had already arrived at the scene and gotten hold of the suspect.
Kisii county police commander, Mr Martin Kibet, said the body of the victim had injuries on the face, legs and hands. He also said the victim’s bed sheets were soaked in blood.
The body of the deceased was moved to Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmortem while the suspect is in police custody.
Elsewhere, a court clerk accused of refusing to bury his son on family land at Gitumbi village in Kirinyaga County was burned to death by a mob on Friday night.
Stanley Mureithi Muriuki, 45, was based in Murang’a County.
His son, identified only as 18-year-old Kelly, is said to have died by suicide for reasons yet to be established.
Trouble started when Mr Muriuki returned home after celebrating Good Friday at a nearby market.
He found residents making arrangements for his son’s burial and told them that it would not be on his piece of land.
The residents insisted on their plan so a quarrel broke out, with Mr Muriuki saying the body would be exhumed if buried on his land.
It was then that he was attacked and set on fire, and his house torched.
The residents accused the clerk of abandoning and leaving his son with his grandmother after chasing away his wife.