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Woman stabs husband to death after row over tree sale

May 4th, 2019 1 min read

A 30 year-old woman in Cherengany, Trans Nzoia County, stabbed her husband to death on Friday evening following a dispute over the proceeds from the sale of a  tree.

Jackline Nanjala had sought answers from her husband Collins Musial Alukhaba during the incident in Marrum village, within Musoli Farm.

According to Trans Nzoia county police commander Ayub Ali, the man responded by caning his wife before she took a kitchen knife and stabbed him on the chest.

“When the woman realised her husband was lying on floor and bleeding heavily she escaped to an unknown destination,” Mr Ali said.


Neighbors who heard the screams rushed to the scene and took the deceased to Cherangany sub-county hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Mr Ali added that security officers have been dispatched to the woman’s ancestral home to prevent possible retaliation attacks.

The search of the woman’s whereabouts has commenced.

Mr Ali appealed to the residents to be calm and allow the police officers to carry out investigations.

“I also urge people to learn to dialogue and settle their differences through mediators if there is any disputes. A blue gum tree can not cause such unfortunate death of a young man,” he said.

The deceased body was taken to Cherengany Hospital Mortuary.