29-year-old man on run after killing his wife
11 December 2014, 22:55
Bungoma - Police in Webuye West District have launched investigations for the arrest of a 29-year-old man who is at large after allegedly killing his wife.
Webuye West Deputy OCPD, Jasper Ombati who confirmed the murder incident that occurred in Sikulu village, Miendo Sub-location said Ezekiel Barasa Nyongesa used a panga to kill his wife, Phanice Naliaka Wafula as a result of a longterm domestic dispute.
"On the night of 10th December at unknown time we had an incident within Miendo Sub-location and this was murder whereby one Ezekiel Barasa, a young man aged 29 years brutally murdered his wife and seriously injured their 15-month-old child," said Ombati.
"This was as a result of a domestic dispute that has dragged on for quite sometime and the area chief was in the process of discussing this dispute with the view of reconciling the two," he added.
The Deputy OCPD revealed that Nyongesa convincingly persuaded his wife to return home from her parents then committed the heinous act at night and disappeared.
"I want to appeal to members of the public who might be knowing this suspect, Ezekiel Barasa Nyongesa to volunteer the same information to the nearest police station or administrative unit so that we can bring him to justice," said Ombati.
The victim's body was taken to Webuye District Hospital's mortuary while the injured child is undergoing treatment at the same hospital.
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