24-year-old arrested for stabbing husband to death in Roysambu

24-year-old arrested for stabbing husband to death in Roysambu
A file image of Roysambu Estate. Photo: Courtesy.

A 24-year-old was on Sunday evening arrested over the suspicion that she stabbed her husband to death on Sunday night in Marurui, Roysambu in a family dispute gone awry.

Kasarani OCPD Muthuri Mwongera confirmed the incident saying the 27-year-old man only identified as Jimmy had been working as a casual labourer.

He had separated from his wife earlier in the year over a marital dispute before they made up and began living together again.

Jimmy reportedly moved in with his wife but had threatened to move out over the weekend after a dispute.

The couple, neighbors said, were constantly fighting especially on the days they consumed alcohol.

Reports say  Jimmy died as his neighbors rushed him to hospital.

Police officers did not immediately find a murder weapon but said neighbors found the woman screaming with her husband lying on the floor.

The suspect told police officers that her husband fell on a sharp object that tore through his collar bone.

Investigations into the matter have begun; the suspect is being held at the Kasarani police pending her appearance in court.

The latest comes in the backdrop of reports that incidences of domestic violence had increased between March and July, occasioned by the harsh times.

On July 6 President Uhuru ordered investigations into the rising reports of violence against women and girls – including rape, domestic violence, female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage – as a result of coronavirus restrictions.

Uhuru Kenyatta said he was concerned by “increasing tensions” within the home, noting that gender-based violence had increased, mental health issues had worsened, and instances of teenage pregnancy had escalated.

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