Man, 65, commits suicide after killing wife in Siaya


Man, 65, commits suicide after killing wife in Siaya

In Summary

  • 65-year-old James Atango is alleged to have killed his 50-year-old wife Caroline Adhiambo Atungo after they had a disagreement at Kakumu-Goma village on Saturday evening.
  • After committing the crime, Atango is reported to have taken poison and died while receiving first-aid.
  • According to the area chief, investigations indicated that Atango had hidden his deceased wife's body under their matrimonial bed.

Police in Yimbo, Siaya County have launched investigations into the death of a man who allegedly committed suicide after killing his wife.

65-year-old James Atango is alleged to have killed his 50-year-old wife Caroline Adhiambo Atungo after they had a disagreement at Kakumu-Goma village on Saturday evening.

After committing the crime, Atango is reported to have taken poison and died while receiving first-aid.

Yimbo Central Chief Gordon Opundo confirmed the incident saying preliminary investigations indicated that Atango had hidden his deceased wife’s body under their matrimonial bed.

According to the chief, the deceased woman’s family members reported that the couple had persistent domestic wrangles which had forced Adhiambo to move to a neighbour’s house for sometime.

He further revealed that Adhiambo had come back to pick her solar lamp when a quarrel is suspected to have ensued before she was killed by her estranged husband.

The two bodies were moved to Bondo Sub-county Hospital Mortuary as investigations continue.

 

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