Man stabs wife to death before killing himself

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Residents of Kimarat Estate in Kitengela  were in a somber mood after a man killed his  wife before he committed suicide.

Timothy Weru,35, is said to have killed his 23-year-old wife Miriam Nyakaro who is said to have visited their rental house after weeks of separation.

According to neighbours, immediately the woman, who operated an M-Pesa shop nearby, arrived at the single room around mid-day, a commotion ensued.

The man pursued her when she tried to ran away and hit her head with a hammer.

He then stabbed her continuously as neighbours watched helplessly until she died.

Neighbours said he threatened to kill them if they dared rescue Nyakaro.

To evade the wrath of a crowd that had begun to build up, he ran into a nearby field and slit his throat open with a kitchen knife.