Police in Kirinyaga County have lauched investigation in the murder case of a 34 year old man, who strangled and hammered his wife to death.

Confirming the murder case, Kirinyaga East Police Commander Partrick Nyaanga said the suspect Joseph Githae, informed the police that his wife Jane Wawira, 30 had committed suicide by estrangling herself, which was against the initial information reported by his children.


Joseph Githae who was arrested by the Kianyaga Police Officers presented himself in the hands of police to report the case, but upon investigation it was confirmed that he is the one who killed his wife.

After interrogation by the police officers, his two children recored a statement indicating that it is their father who had killed their mother by strangling her using her clothes before beating her using a hammer.

Githae is being detained at the Kianyaga police cells waiting to be presented in court on Monday, to face his murder charges.
This death incident is happening a day after two othe people were burried in the same area in Kirinyaga County, after being stabbed to death by their partner.
Charles Murimi ,49 and his daughter Valerie Njeri 13 were killed last week on Friday by his wife Naomi Wanjiku who is being held at the Baricho Police station.

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