Police in Kiambu County are probing an incident in which a man is alleged to have killed his wife before committing suicide.
Jonathan Mukundi Gachunga, who was a licensed firearm holder, is said to have shot his 30-year-old wife Philomena Njeri in the head before taking his own life using the same weapon.
According to preliminary police investigations, Gachunga’s friend reported to Kiambu police station at around 6pm that the deceased was not picking his calls which was suspicious prompting the police to proceed to his house.
“Together with the officers from Kiambu police station proceeded to his house where the bedroom was found lock from inside. The door was broken where the lifeless bodies of the two were found inside their bedroom which had been locked from inside on Tuesday evening.” A police source told The Informer.
The police recovered a mini glock gun from the incident.
However, the motive of the incident is yet to be known.
Their bodies were moved to Kenyatta Referral Hospital mortuary awaiting autopsy.
Gachunga was a licensed gun holder and operated his spare parts shop in Industrial Area, Nairobi while his wife worked at the shop.