Eldoret: Man stabs wife to death, turns knife on self

Eldoret: Man stabs wife to death, turns knife on self

  • Vincent Otieno is said to have awaited for his wife, with whom he had an earlier conflict, by the roadside armed with a kitchen knife which he allegedly used and stabbed her several times in the chest causing serious injuries.

A 28-year-old man has stabbed and killed his 22-year-old wife in the Munyaka area of Eldoret town in Uasin Gishu county after an alleged domes tic tiff. 

Vincent Otieno is alleged to have waited for his wife, with whom he had an earlier argument, by the side of the road while carrying a kitchen knife. He allegedly used the knife to stab her multiple times in the chest, seriously injuring her.

Later, the suspect allegedly turned the knife on himself, stabbed himself in the neck, and inflicted serious injuries.

Ayub Gitonga, the police commander of Uasin County Gishu, confirmed the incident, saying the two were rushed by residents to the Moi Referral and Training Hospital in Eldoret, where the woman was declared dead on arrival.

Meanwhile, Otieno remains in critical condition and is undergoing medical treatment.

Gitonga added that the police recovered the knife that the suspect allegedly used and added that he will be prosecuted once he recovers.

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