A 29-year-old woman was arrested and detained at Kianyaga Police Station in Gichugu, Kirinyaga County, for allegedly killing her drunk husband using a pair of socks.
Gichugu OCPD Anthony Mbogo confirmed this incident saying that Catherine Wambura stuffed socks into the throat of Lawrence Kariuki until he could no longer breathe and died.
Mr. Mbogo added that the woman alerted the police and informed them that the man,had committed suicide.
“We have conducted postmortem and, according to the doctor’s report, the man did not commit suicide…he was unable to breathe after socks were put in his mouth by the suspect,” he stated.
The woman as well as her two-year-old child are in custody as police await direction from the court.
“We can’t lock her up with the child…that’s why we will be asking the court to give us direction,” added the police boss.