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Man Stabs Wife To Death In Dispute Over Ksh.30 Church Offering

A 60-year-old man was killed by a mob after he allegedly stabbed his wife to death at Nyalula village, Siaya County.

Bernard Odweso is said to have attacked and hacked his 55-year-old wife Pamela Anyango on Sunday afternoon following a disagreement over Ksh.30.

According to Siaya County Police Commander Cleti Kimaiyo, Samuel Ouma a relative to the deceased reported the incident at Siaya Police Station.

Officers from Siaya police station led by the OCS promptly visited the scene and established that Odweso, while at home with his wife Anyango and their 22-year-old daughter Vida Odweso, had a disagreement over Ksh.30 which was meant for church offering.

He stated that Odweso had been suspected to have taken that money from the house and in the process he became wild then attacked and stabbed his wife severally using a knife killing her on the spot as the daughter managed to escape.

Kimaiyo stated that the couple’s 24-year-old son Dickens Odweso responded to the commotion and found his father armed with an iron rod and a knife outside the home. He then attacked the son by stabbing him on the neck and left leg.

The police boss stated that upon learning of the incident, members of the public and neighbors cornered Odweso and subjected him to mob injustice thereby inflicting multiple head injuries on him.

Odweso was rushed to Siaya County Referral hospital in critical condition and was also confirmed dead on arrival.

Kimaiyo stated that the two scenes have been processed and the body of Anyango moved to Siaya County Referral hospital mortuary for preservation pending autopsy.


By Yvonne Moraa

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