Residents of Rarieda in Siaya county are mourning the death of a 25-year-old woman who was killed by her 60-year-old brother-in-law after learning her plans to marry a man he did not approve.
Elijah Agutu Ogutu is reported to have beaten Susan Awino Omolo to death after he learnt her plans to marry a neighbour’s son against his wish.
Elijah Agutu Ogutu was arrested and currently he is in police custody as investigations begin.
In a report by Citizen, area assistant chief Peter Odongo said the suspect had tried to discourage the deceased from marrying the man but the lady told him she had made up her mind.
Hell broke loose when Agutu found the late on phone speaking to her fiancee. He descended on her with blows and kicks before hitting her with a blunt object, killing her on the spot.
As if killing her sister-in-law was not enough, the man turned his wrath on his wife Eunice Agutu beating her up and inflicting serious injuries. She is currently fighting for her life at Mediany Sub-County Hospital.
Confirming the incident, Rarieda sub-county Police Commander Thomas Sangut said the suspect had been arrested and is currently locked up at Aram Police Station.
Owino’s body was picked up by police and taken to Mediany Sub-County Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem as law enforcers commence investigations into the matter.