Teacher stabbed his sleeping wife, left her to bleed to death for an hour while on the way to hospital

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A photo collage of Zachariah Ngasura and his late wife Rose Jerono. photo | courtesy

A retired primary school teacher has been arrested in Chepkumia village, Nandi county after investigations into the death of his wife showed that he stabbed her and pretended to rush her to a hospital only to make a stopover for an hour.

This is after a postmortem on Rose Jerono Ng’asura, 53 who was pronounced dead after arrival at a hospital in Kapsabet on Valentines Day showed that her death was caused by bleeding. She had a stab wound on the left side of her chest.

“The post-mortem report showed it to be possibly a knife, and we are now pursuing more evidence,” said the Nandi County Director of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Douglas Chikanda.

Detectives who were investigating Jerono’s death concluded that it may have been caused by her husband Zachariah Ngasura. According to investigations so far, it is said that Ngasura had been having marital problems with Jerono.

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He stabbed her on February 14 as she was sleeping in their house. He then put her in a car saying he was rushing her to hospital.

A relative however told the police that Ngasura bypassed the Kapkangani county health centre which was the nearest facility to his home. He then proceeded to Kapsasur market five kilometres away where he stopped for an hour as his wife bled to death. After that, he drove to Kapsabet town, three hours away ‘seeking emergency treatment.’

“It raised questions about why he didn’t take her to the hospital that was barely three kilometres from home, and instead took about three hours to arrive at a private facility in Kapsabet town,” said the relative.

Ngasura was arrested yesterday and is currently in custody as police conclude investigations into his wife’s murder.

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