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Fugitive in ex-wife’s murder case takes own life in Nairobi rental house

A man who has been on the run for six months after he allegedly ended the life of his ex-wife has taken his own life.

Nicholas Ouma Ochieng alias Ouna died by suicide his body was found inside a rental house belonging to his mother in Kariadudu, Baba Ndogo, Nairobi County.

A police officer privy to the matter told Nairobi News, “His body was picked up by officers and taken to the City Mortuary where it is now lying awaiting postmortem,” the officer said.

On October 22, 2023, Ouma allegedly lured his ex-wife Viona Achieng, 23, to go to his house before he went ahead and murdered her.

Ouma had picked up their son without the mother knowing and later on in the day asked Achieng to go and pick him.

The two had parted ways in August 2023 and the lady decided that she would be staying with her mother identified as Ms Christine Auma.

On that day, Ouma went ahead and stabbed the lady numerous times and she was pronounced dead on arrival at the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Hospital in Eastleigh. The body was later taken to the City Mortuary.

Speaking to Nairobi News in an early interview, Ms Florence Ngesa Odhiambo who is Achieng’s grandmother of the deceased said that after committing the heinous act Ouma went on threatening members of the family.

He did not want them to seek justice even as the family asked the police and sleuths attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to make arrests over the murder.

“We don’t know why the suspect is yet to be arrested, he is still at large but people do say that he is usually spotted around the estate during the night,” Ms Odhiambo said, adding that he was a frequenter at her sister’s place in Kariobangi, Nairobi County.

Achieng was buried at her native home in Ugenya, Siaya County.