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Police hunt for man who hacked wife to death in Molo

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

By JOHN NJOROGE

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.  

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“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.

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