Police in Narok North Sub County has launched a manhunt for a man believed to have strangled a 50-year-old woman at Olokurto area yesterday.

Narok police commander Kizito Mutoro told Kenya News Agency that the detectives have identified James Njogu, aged 43 years old, as the prime suspect in the death of Margaret Wambui since he had been spotted hurriedly getting out of their house minutes before the body of Wambui was found lifeless.

The police commander said the two were living as husband and wife for the last five months and are reported to have had sharp disagreements on the night before Wambui died.

“The eye witness says that on the fateful morning, they saw Njogu rushing out of the house where they lived with the deceased leaving the door wide open. Upon getting into the house, they found the woman lying dead on the bed. He later alerted the neighbors who informed the police,” said the police commander.

Mutoro regretted the incident and urged residents to find better ways of resolving their misunderstandings instead of resorting to murder.

“There are better ways of resolving issues in a family like visiting a religious leader for counseling or other professional counselors. In other cases, a couple can engage elders who can help to resolve disputes instead of resulting in such ugly incidents,” he said.

The body of the deceased was taken to Narok County Referral Hospital for preservation awaiting a postmortem.

The incident comes only a day after two men were found dead in two different incidents in unclear circumstances in the county.

In the first incident, Timothy Karanja, 27 was on Friday morning found lying dead on his bed in a lodging he had been staying at on the outskirts of Kilgoris town in Trans Mara West.

The body of the deceased, which had foam on the mouth, had no visible injuries and was lying on its back.  

In the second incident, a 53-year-old man was found lying beside the road at Sirinik village in Mulot area on Friday morning. His body too, had no visible injuries.

The body of the deceased is now laying at Longisa Hospital mortuary in Bomet County pending postmortem and further investigations into the incident.

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