Residents from Kiamugumo village in Ngariama ward kirinyaga county are in mourning. This after the death of one of their local leaders. This is after a woman identified as Jedidiah Wanja aged 35 years old reportedly killed her, husband identified as Dennis Magu. And who served as the area’s assistant chief.
She committed the crime using a kitchen knife. Following an undisclosed family issue. Millicent Ochuka, Gichugu Sub-County DCI boss confirmed the incident.
Wife kills husband
“The suspect said the incident happened after her husband asked for airtime. But I cannot believe she killed him over airtime,” Ochuka told the media.
The ugly incident took place on Wednesday, December 15 at 10 pm. Which left the resident in great shock.
The late is the son of Rose Njeru a nominated MCA in the Kirinyaga County assembly. Where she has been working for the last six months.
“He was employment six months ago and we were hoping to celebrate together this festive season,” Ms njeru said.
Mrs. Njeru is still in shock disbelief about the whole incident having that they had just said their night prayers together.
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“We had just had a prayer with the family on our way to sleep but I was in shock to be called by my son’s wife after ten minutes telling me she had manslaughter on her husband by mistake with a kitchen knife, Rose said.
Ngiriama ward MCA Erastus Ireri and nominated MCA Caroline Muriithi. Who were at the scene of the incident, condemned the ugly incident. Seeing that cases of domestic violence have been on the rise in the constituency.
“We have not buried five family members who were killed at Kathata village by paul Murage 35 who is currently at Kerugoya GK Prison after killing his wife and four children, “Ireri said
The body of the assistant chief now lays at Kibugi Funeral home Kutus waiting for postmortem. While Wanja is currently being held at Kianyaga police station.