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NEWLY WEDS MURDERED AT THEIR HOME

Newly-weds found dead

Story by FRED MUKINDA
Publication Date: 6/6/2008

A newly-wedded couple was found dead at their home in Ongata Rongai in the outskirts of Nairobi.The woman had been stabbed on the neck. Her body was found sprawled in the living room while the husband’s body was found in the bedroom dangling from the roof.

The apartment block where a couple was found dead in their flat in Ongata Rongai. Photos/HEZRON NJOROGE

Preliminary investigations indicated that the man killed his wife then hanged himself.

Detectives ruled out the possibility of  third party involvement.

“It seems there was a disagreement before the man stabbed her on the neck. He must have hanged himself after realising she had died,” Ngong division police commander Hamisi Mambeya said.

An inquest file

However, he said an inquest file had been opened and appealed to anybody with information to assist police in resolving the puzzle.

Until then, Mr Mambeya said, police were treating the double tragedy as a murder and suicide case.

Nobody knew what the couple had disagreed about, but there were indications of a fierce fight. Two mobile phones belonging to the couple had been smashed, with their parts strewn all over the floor.

The incident took place at the Ebeneza residential flats at around 7pm on Wednesday.

Neighbours said they had not detected any commotion until the man’s sister arrived and knocked at the door.

“The door was not locked and moments after she had pushed it in, she came out shouting,” one of the neighbours told the Nation. They identified the victims as Tony and Mercy.

In separate incidents, three people were shot dead.

A man accused of stealing was shot dead at Pangani Police Station Thursday.

Police said the man had crawled into the station’s parking bay at around 1am and dismantled a gear box from one of the vehicles at the yard.

The duty officer at the report desk spotted the man as he carried the vehicle part in a sack from the city police station.

He was shot after he dropped the sack and started running away. Police said the suspect had defied orders to surrender.

In another incident, a manager with Citi Hoppa bus company was shot dead by gangsters at the Ongata Rongai bus terminus on Thursday around 8pm.

Police said the three gunmen also robbed the manager of Sh70,000.

In yet another shooting, police gunned down a robbery suspect at the city’s Huruma estate Thursday.

Prior to the 4pm incident, the gangsters had engaged police in an exchange of fire and a car chase through the Mathare slum. They caught up with them at Kasanova area and shot the driver.

Police found a home-made gun on the dead gangster. They said that two others, who were carrying a pistol and an AK47 rifle, escaped.

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