Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives based in Embu are investigating a suspected murder case where a man is believed to have killed his 34-year-old wife last night, before faking suicide at a nearby mango tree.
The body which was loosely tied and inclined to the tree at a sitting position was found about 500 metres from the deceased’s house.
Preliminary investigation by DCI detectives established that the deceased had had supper with her husband (the suspect) around 9pm last night, moments before he turned against her with blows and kicks.
Today morning, the suspect identified as Martin Mugendi is said to have taken their young daughter to a neighbour’s house before going to his usual place of work.
Search for the deceased by her neighbours commenced when by afternoon she had not been spotted anywhere within the neighborhood, with the husband saying nothing about her whereabouts.
As the body awaits autopsy at a local morgue, the suspect remains in custody with detectives probing into the suspected murder.