Residents of Madala Village Shinyalu, Kakamega County on Tuesday woke up to a rude shock after a man allegedly killed his wife and stayed with the body inside their house for five days.
Wycliffe Khamasi age 46 is reported to have Virginia Khavakali aged 35 years old.
Neighbors claims that the two was lastly seen out on Monday last week.
Wycliffe Khamasi was found lying unconscious a few meters from Khavakali’s body.
“It is alleged that the house owner fought with his wife and later killed her. He later locked himself in the house with the body for quite some days now. When we arrived here, we confirmed that it is true that the guy killed the lady and stayed with the body for days in the house. We broke the door and upon getting inside we found Wycliffe in a critical condition. We don’t know whether he consumed poison but his wife’s body had bruises and deep cuts,” narrated a neighbor.
Bentina Khatunyi sister to Khamasi says that Khamasi and Khavakali’s marriage was marred with domestic violence, which on several occasions resulted in serious injuries.
“There was a time he cut off her fingers following a domestic dispute. After he cut off her fingers a few months ago, I warned my brother against assaulting his wife. I’m now shocked to learn he has killed her,” said Khatunyi.
Neighbors broke the door after noticing a foul smell emanating from the house.
Virginia’s body was taken to Kakamega mortuary while Khamasi was taken to Shinyalu Police Station where is being detained.