A 54-year-old man from Emukaya Village in Lurambi, Kakamega County has been arrested after he allegedly killed his wife, 44, following a marital dispute Sunday night.
Joseph Boyi Shiro is said to have returned home while drunk, and picked a quarrel with his spouse, Florence Nakonjio, over allegations that Nakonjio had, of late, developed a habit of denying him his conjugal rights.
The couple’s child, Sharon Margarita, told K24 Digital that while her parents were arguing in their bedroom, she heard her father asking her mother to get him food.
“Shortly, thereafter, we heard mum thudding against the floor. When we rushed to their bedroom, we found dad hacking mum in the head with a jembe. He was saying that he would dig a grave that same night and bury her,” said Margarita.
Florence succumbed to her injuries before she could be taken to hospital.
The deceased’s brother, Yusuf Nang’abo, said the domestic wrangles between his sister and her partner were usually mild, but they recently escalated.
“We are told that he was drunk, when the incident happened. We are hoping that our sister’s death be investigated, and her husband arraigned and appropriate punishment imposed on him,” said Nang’abo.
A family member, who sought anonymity, said the suspect and his wife were recently counselled after Joseph Boyi complained that Florence had developed a habit of denying him sex.
Boyi was arrested and taken into lawful custody at Navakholo Police Station as investigations continue.
The body of his wife was taken to the Kakamega County Teaching and Referral Hospital morgue.