Suicide and murder cases among couples have been on the rise and most are blamed on stress and mental health problems.
Police in Murang'a have arrested a 39-year-old who brutally murdered his wife under mysterious circumstances.
Robert Gacheru is said to have quarrelled with his wife before committing the heinous act.
Reports indicate that Gacheru reached for a panga and descended on his wife mercilessly slitting her throat, killing her on the spot.
Villagers who heard the commotion thronged the homestead to have a glimpse of the scene, never witnessed in the area. However, they found the killer had already fled the scene after committing the crime.
Barely a day after killing his wife, residents found the man hiding on top of a tree and alerted the police.
Police rushed to scene and rescued the suspect who residents were baying for his blood.
Gacheru was arrested and taken to local police station awaiting arraignment in court on Monday.
Police urged the villagers to be law abiding and not take the law into their own hands in such circumstances.
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