Reunion turns tragic for young couple as man slits the throat of his 20-year-old wife before taking his own life

Reunion turns tragic for young couple as man slits the throat of his 20-year-old wife before taking his own life

Police are investigating the shocking incident in which a 26-year-old man slit the throat of his wife before taking his own life.

The shocking incident happened on Wednesday night shortly after John Kuria and his wife Diana Wekesa, 20, had reconciled.

Reports indicate that the couple which had been feuding often had just reunited after separating for a week following one of their numerous quarrels.

The incident occurred at Kolonget village, Soy subcounty.

The two are said to have been feuding often.

Matunda location Chief Barbnabas Tireito stated that last week, Kuria ejected his wife from their home and threw out all her belongings the week before, warning her never to come back.

The administrator added that an argument ensued when Wekesa returned on Wednesday evening.

He said the assailant tried to strangle and suffocate his wife using a piece of cloth before he slit her throat using a kitchen knife, killing her instantly.

“We found her body lying in a pool of blood with a black piece of cloth tied around her neck and kitchen knife thrown beside her,” said the chief.

He said after killing his wife, Kuria hanged himself and his body was found hanging from the rafter of the house which had been locked from inside.

The bodies of the deceased were moved to Kitale mortuary with police launching investigations into the incident.

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