Homabay; Woman kills husband after he says he wants to marry a second wife

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A woman has admitted to killing her husband on Wednesday in Ndhiwa, Homa Bay County following a fight over plans by her husband to marry a second wife.

Lucy Anyango, who surrendered to the local Chief said her husband, Michael Ondiala, took the other woman home in Kajwang Sub-Location on Tuesday evening but after she protested, he beat him up.

After beating her, he directed her to leave the homestead.

She said she picked a kitchen knife and stabbed Ondiala in the stomach when he was strangling her, adding that one of her brothers-in-law tried to intervene in vain.

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“I did not know he would die following the stab,” she said.

Homa Bay police commander Samson Ole Kinne confirmed the incident and said they had launched investigations. According to the suspect, she escaped and spent the night at one of her neighbour’s house after the attack.

“He beat me again the following day when I returned home to wash my clothes for my children,” she said.

The couple had two children. She said she sought refuge at Assistant Chief Enosh Nyawade’s office for fear of being attacked by the local residents.

“I ran into a sugarcane plantation to escape the mob because they were after me,” she added.
Reports indicate the two had separated about 6 months ago over domestic and the wife only returned late last month.

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