A 33-year-old woman was on Tuesday morning found dead with her private parts bleeding inside her house in Lakeview estate, Nakuru.
Martha Waithera Kibiru is said to have been allegedly murdered previous day at night by her come-we-stay husband of three years identified as Moses Leparani.
According to Waithera’s neighbours, they woke up to screams from her 10-year-old son who was decrying that his mother had been killed by his father, who had since escaped.
“This morning, my nephew was screaming out and when I went to Waithera’s house to find out what was happening, I found the door locked from outside. I got in and after finding the boy at the bedroom door, he told me that his dad had killed his mother,” Margaret Nyambura Ng’ang’a one of the residents narrated.
“I did not have the courage to check what was happening in the bedroom, but upon calling my other neighbour, she found the body of my cousin lying on the bed and we immediately informed the area chief and called the police,” she added.
According to Nakuru East Deputy County Commissioner Erick Wanyonyi, Waithera’s body was found with several physical injuries and with blood on her private parts.
“We visited the scene with police and investigating officers where we found the lady with some physical injuries and blood on her private parts. We have been informed that she spent the better part of yesterday with the man who is believed to be her come we stay husband, and there there are no details of any misunderstanding,” Wanyonyi told a local media.
“Moses is said to be a businessman selling maize from Narok and he occasionally visited Martha’s house, but after the incident he is now nowhere to be seen,”the Nakuru East Deputy County Commissioner said.
Nakuru East DCIO Benson Mutie however said that they suspect Waithera was murdered since the lady was found in bed and without clothes.
“At the moment it is not clear what transpired, but it seems like a love affair gone sour since there is evidence that Moses had spent the night at Waithera’s place,” Mutie said as he promised to get to the bottom of Waithera’s death, and bring to book Moses who is the prime suspect in the death.
The body was taken to Nakuru Municipality morgue pending postmortem.
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