An administration police officer in Kaunda Village in Kakamega county has shot his 28 year old wife over cheating allegations.
Christine Magongo, a teacher at Navakholo Secondary School was shot three times by her husband Patrick Nyapara killing her instantly.
The two reportedly had a long confrontation over cheating claims before the middle-aged officer shot the deceased.
Their neighbors claim they have been having marital issues since the birth of their first child
“The two have been having problems. They have been fighting a lot to a point where the wife was forced to go to her parent’s place. Today was different because it ended with a dead body,” said a neighbor
Another neighbor said, Nyapara has repeatedly threatened to kill his wife on different occasions and on the fateful day, the neighbors were unable to intervene.
“The man was very angry and he kept threatening to kill his wife and their six year old child. Our efforts to intervene were futile. We took away the child and left the two still in a heated confrontation,” he added
Confirming the incident western region Commissioner Rashid Yakub said they had recovered the firearm but the suspect is still at large.
The body was moved to Kakamega county referral hospital.