Police hunt for man who hacked wife to death in Molo

Sunday December 29 2019

Police in Molo Town have launched a manhunt for a man who hacked his wife to death on December 29, 2019. PHOTO | FILE


Police in Molo town are looking for a man who allegedly hacked his wife to death using a machete on Sunday evening.

Molo Sub-County Police Commander Isaac Odumbe said the suspect attacked his wife, Lucy Waithira Wanjiku, 35, at her salon in Molo town.

“The suspect used a sharp panga to slash his wife in the neck before fleeing,” said Mr Odumbe.

Police recovered the blood-stained weapon at the scene of the murder. Mr Odumbe said that during the attack, there were no customers at the salon.

“It was a very swift attack that lasted less than 10 minutes,” said the police boss.

Police say the couple had three children.  


“We have launched investigations to establish why the suspect, who is at large, killed his wife,” said the police boss in a telephone interview with the Nation.

“We are following crucial leads on the suspect's movements,” said Mr Odumbe.

The woman’s body was moved to Molo Sub-County Hospital mortuary.