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.