By Vincent Mabatuk via standard
A man was beaten to death in Nakuru after he was allegedly found having sex with his neighbour’s wife.
The assailant found Justus Kipkemoi, a casual labourer, inside his bedroom on Friday and beat him senseless on Friday.
According to police and area residents, Kipkemoi was cornered by his neighbour in a compromising position with his wife.
The man and his wife are being held at Menengai Police Station. It is alleged Kipkemoi sneaked into his neighbour’s house at Kasarani in Kampi Ya Moto in the morning after the man had left for work.
A witness, Elijah Chemoywa, said the assailant pretended to have left for work and returned after an hour when he found the two in his bedroom.
He said the man was shocked to find his neighbour in bed with his wife and a fight ensued where Kipkemoi was seriously beaten. He was rushed to Rift Valley Provincial General Hospital where he succumbed to the injuries.
But the woman told police that the deceased had requested for tea and took him inside, denying her husband’s allegations.
Confirming the incident, Rongai OCPD Joseph Mwamburi said they were holding the 28-year-old suspect and he will be arraigned in court once they conclude investigations. Their landlord James Maina said the deceased’s wife informed them of the confrontation but the attacker had locked the room from inside, hence complicating efforts to save Kipkemoi.
He said Kipkemoi sustained serious injuries at the back of his head and blood was oozing from the mouth and was rushed to hospital.
“The fact that the assailant’s wife fled and hid inside a maize plantation while nude clearly reveals what had transpired moments before the husband arrived unannounced,” said Maina. Rosemary Lopenyo said she was asleep in her adjacent house when she heard commotion but did not go out until police officers from Menengai arrived at the scene.
“When police arrived, they found Kipkemoi with severe head and neck injuries. I was shocked. He died a painful death,” she said.