A 53-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly killing a man he found red-handed merrymaking with his wife.
In the Thursday, March 31, incident, that happened in Ukwala in Keringet, Kuresoi South Sub-county, the deceased Edwin Komen had been ushered into the man’s house by his wife.
However, at around 2pm, the woman’s husband returned home and caught them pants down.
Immediately, the irritated man reached for a machete and descended on the 35-year-old Komen, mercilessly hacking his head three times, killing him on the spot.
On the other hand, the lady fled from the scene and disappeared into the nearby farms never to be seen again.
The melee attracted Ukwala villagers who thronged the homestead to have a glimpse of the scene.
Area chief Peter Langat described the incident as unfortunate and called on the villagers not to take the law into their own hands.
The suspected killer is currently detained at Keringet Police station awaiting arraignment.
The incident elicited mixed reactions on social media.
Dal Mas said: “Another man’s wife is poisonous, even the Bible condemns that.”
Johnson Kimutai said: The man just did what most of us could have done. Anyway condolences to the family and friends of the victim.”
Nancy Amadi Nganga said: “Was it worth it, so he will end up in Jail, the Lady will move on to another man. He should have walked away and dealt with it while calm.”
George Njuguna said: “Men should style up. One man is dead and the other one to rot in jail while the woman will walk scot-free and enjoy life with another man.”
Victoria Abong’o said: “Surely the man should be released. He was provoked beyond limits. Someone stealing your mangoes and eating them on the tree within your compound as you watch him. He simply acted right.”
Asman Mumia said: “You want me not to take matters into my own hands tell men to respect each other, you can’t have an affair with my wife in my home.”
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