Siaya Man Clobbers Wife to Death after he Found Her at Chang’aa Den

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Siaya County sleuths have nabbed a middle-aged man, suspected to have been primarily involved in the gruesome murder of his wife.


According to the detectives, the man is in custody for beating his wife to death after he found her in a drunken stupor, at a chang’aa drinking den in Ugenya’s Jera village in Siaya County.

It is alleged the said man put his helpless and almost unconscious wife on a wheelbarrow and pushed her home, where she is reported to have developed complications and passed away during the night.

“The suspect is currently in custody at Siaya police station, being processed for arraignment to answer to murder charges,” a post by the DCI read.

Elsewhere, a woman is in court for allegedly stealing over Ksh834,000 from the Kenya Defence Forces’ canteen.

Faith Njoki Gachagua,37, who has been arraigned at Milimani law courts is alleged that on February 17, 2020, she dishonestly received Ksh834,098 in her Equity bank account from defence forces.

“Faith Njoki Gachagua you are charged that on May 27, 2020, at Equity Bank in Kitale within the republic of Kenya dishonesty received Ksh834,098 in your account number 0330279823167 in the name of Asper Kenya domiciled at Equity bank Kitale branch knowing or having reasons to believe them to be stolen goods “read the charge sheet in part.

According to her statement to the police, she claims that she has never done any business with the Defence Forces but acknowledged to have been the owner of the company which was paid the said amount.

Her lawyer pleaded for leniency saying the accused is a mother and a farmer and will abide by all terms set by the court.

The accused pleaded not guilty before magistrate Martha Nazushi and was ordered to pay a bond of Ksh 600,000 or an alternative cash bail of Ksh200,000.

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