A woman from Bungoma County was arrested yesterday for allegedly killing her husband following a fight over Sh1,000.
The woman claimed that her husband, Ronald Simiyu Wekesa, had gone home drunk on Wednesday evening. She demanded the money and accused him of spending it on alcohol.
The couple got into a fight and the woman hit her husband with a blunt object on the head and cut his leg with a panga.
An uproar was heard by a neighbour, Patrick Kakai. He said that Simiyu’s wife called him so that he could see how she punished Simiyu for using her money to drink.
“At first, I thought he had only been cut on the leg but when I moved closer, his head was lying on a pool of blood and he was also breathing heavily,” said the couple’s neighbor.
Bonaventure Wekesa, Simiyu’s brother, called an ambulance and when they arrived at the hospital, he was pronounced dead.