Woman arrested for stabbing drunk husband to death – PHOTOS
Police in Kiambu have arrested a woman who allegedly stabbed her husband to death on Sunday morning following a domestic quarrel.
Ann Mbaithe from Ting’ang’a village is being held at the Kiambu police station.
County Directorate of Criminal Investigations boss Amos Tebeny said that she is being investigated for killing Daniel Githua, 30, using a kitchen knife.
LATE AND DRUNK
Relatives told police that Ms Mbaithe was angry with her husband because he had arrived home past midnight and was drunk.
The two had been married for five years.
Elizabeth Wanjiku, mother of the deceased, narrated how on Sunday, at around 1:15am, a motorbike pulled up at their gate and shortly after, she heard someone who she believes was her son walking towards his house.
But after less than five minutes, she heard a commotion in her son’s houses and immediately went to inquire on what was happening.
“I found both of them in the living room arguing. When I asked what was wrong, the wife, who was standing with her hands crossed over her chest, said she was bitter because of the hour my son had arrived. Githua (the deceased) interjected and said it was his house and that he had a right to arrive any hour without being questioned,” she said.
According to Ms Wanjiku, the suspect went ahead and warned her that she had had it enough and a time would come when she might do something shocking to her son.
The argument between the couple intensified after Mr Githua yelled at the suspect, accusing her of disrespecting his mother.
It was this point that she opened her arms, revealed the kitchen knife and stabbed Mr Githua once on the left side of his chest. Mr Githua collapsed immediately.
Family and friends rushed the father of one to the Kiambu District Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
On Tuesday last week, Ms Wanjiku had received a call from Ms Mbaithe’s mother over the couple’s frequent fights.