Man Murders his Brother’s Wife
20 February 2012, 10:34
A mother of two was murdered on Saturday night by his
brother-in-law in Kanjai village, Kirimantune Location of Meru County on claims
that she was a sorcerer.
Confirming the incident, Imenti North District OCPD James
Kithuka said the woman identified as Margaret Kagendo, 22, was murdered by her
brother-in-law after accusing her to be a sorcerer. Kithuka said the assailant
James Muthuri, 35, pulled and frog matched the deceased from her house to his
cubicle where he murdered her using a blunt object.
The police boss said the husband to the diseased was dead
drunk when the wife was picked from their house by his brother who murdered
her. Kithuka confirmed that the assailant is a known jailbird and had only
enjoyed freedom for 1 year after serving a 7 years jail term.
He said police moved in swiftly to arrest the culprit
before he could escape and he is now locked up in Meru police cells waiting to
be arraigned in court on Monday charged with murder. The body of the deceased
is lying at Meru Level Five Hospital awaiting postmortem to ascertain whether
the deceased was raped before being murdered, said Kithuka.
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