Man shoots wife dead before committing suicide in Kiambu


Man shoots wife dead before committing suicide in Kiambu
Jonathan Mukundi Gachunga and his wife Phelomena Njeri. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • According to a police report on the incident, Jonathan Mukundi Gachunga, who was a licensed firearm holder, is said to have shot his 30-year-old wife in the head before taking his own life using the same weapon.
  • The lifeless bodies of the two were found inside their bedroom which had been locked from inside on Tuesday evening.
  • This was after Mukundi's friend reported to Kiambu police station that the deceased was not picking his calls which was suspicious.

A 42-year-old man is alleged to have killed his wife before committing suicide at their home in Kiambu County.

According to a police report on the incident, Jonathan Mukundi Gachunga, who was a licensed firearm holder, is said to have shot his 30-year-old wife in the head before taking his own life using the same weapon.

The lifeless bodies of the two were found inside their bedroom which had been locked from inside on Tuesday evening. This was after Mukundi’s friend reported to Kiambu police station at around 6pm that the deceased was not picking his calls which was suspicious.

“Together with the officers from  Kiambu police station proceeded to his house where the bedroom was found lock from inside. The door was broken where the bodies of the said Jonathan Mukundi Gachunga a kikuyu male adult aged 42 years and his wife namely Phelomena Njeri adult aged around 30 years were found lifeless,” reads the police report.

The bodies of the deceased were moved to Kenyatta Referral Hospital mortuary awaiting autopsy.

Police recovered a mini glock gun from the incident. The motive behind the incident could not be immediately established.

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