A young fellow has left a town in stun in Kitui after he supposedly cut his recently engaged spouse to death using a panga.
Police in Kitui on Tuesday night captured 19-year-old John Mutinda from Katithini town.
Kitui Central sub-province police supervisor Sicily Gatiti affirmed the severe killing.
She identified the victim as Ciru Murimi.
Ms Gatiti said the motive of the murder remains unknown
“We were alerted about the murder at around 1am on Tuesday night and we then visited the crime scene and recovered a bloodied panga that was we suspect was used in the killing,” said Ms Gatiti.
The suspect was arraigned in court on Wednesday. The court allowed police to detain him for 14 days.
The suspect’s mother narrated to journalists how her son knocked at her window and told her to take him to the police station.
“He knocked at my window and requested me to take him to the station because he had accidentally killed his new wife after a misunderstanding,” she said.
The body of the deceased was taken to the Kitui Hospital morgue.