Meru police officers have launched a manhunt of a 50-year-old man who allegedly chocked his wife to death.
The man is said to have pushed a cooking stick down the woman’s throat after claiming that the disabled lady had infected him with HIV.
The lady only identified as Nkamba is said to be of Tanzanian origin and had lived with the man for four years at Bosnia area, Gitimbine-Meru County.
It is also reported that the lady was a mother of two and the husband used to push her around Meru town begging for charity.
The man identified as Denis allegedly killed his wife on the night of Wednesday, 28 April and blasted loud music in their single room to avoid attention from the neighbors.
Confirming the report, Imenti North Sub-County police commander said that the man had gone into hiding and police are following on reliable leads to apprehend the culprit.
This comes days after Public Service Gender CS, Kobia reported that cases of domestic violence are on the rise in the country.
The CS noted that between the months of January and March 2021,the ministry has recorded 877 cases of gender based violence with Nairobi, Kakamega, Kisumu, Nakuru and Kiambu being the most affected.