A retired Kenya Airforce Officer on Tuesday slashed to death his wife with a panga following a domestic quarrel in Mbooni East Sub-county.

The man identified as Stephen Kithuka Kilindi is alleged to have picked a domestic quarrel with his deceased wife Elizabeth Ndanu Kimeu (35) at his home in Mukimwani Sub-location Kalimani location at 8 am in the morning.

Makueni County Police Commander Joseph Ole Naipeyan told KNA on the telephone on Tuesday that the woman suffered deep cuts on her neck, legs and arms.

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“The suspect who is in police custody, reported the heinous act to the police 11 am. At the time, the exchange of words worsened and the suspect took a panga and slashed the woman severally leaving her for dead,” said Ole Naipeyan.

The county police boss further said that the police recovered the killer weapon (panga) stained with blood and will be used as an exhibit.

While saying the suspect will be arraigned in court after police complete investigations, he said the body of the deceased was taken to Makueni Referral Hospital mortuary for preservation awaiting post-mortem.

KNA by Patrick Nyakundi

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