Wife Kills Husband Over Domestic Violence Before Committing Suicide

Wife Kills Husband Over Domestic Violence Before Committing Suicide


Boluwatife Adedokun

A Kenya Wife has suspectedly killed her husband and hung herself in Kamacuku village, Tharaka Nithi County.

The husband’s corpse, Moses Kirimi Matwas, was found in a pool of blood in his homestead on Monday, September 26, 2022, while the body of his wife was found in their four-story building balcony.

According to NTV Kenya news update, the deceased body was seen on the floor together with a blood-stained metal rod suspected to have been used to hit him, resulting in a broken skull.

According to the police, a suicide note was written by Ms Wanja before hanging herself, pleading with their three children.

The Police Commander of sub-county, Mohammed Jarso explained that the CCTV footage captured the incident that happened on September 25, the Sunday before their death.

He said “We have discovered a suicide note with the names of their three children and an apology and our preliminary investigations show that it was written by the wife before killing herself by hanging using a rope,”

Jarso noted that similar cases have been occuring in the region, pleading with married couples to divorce instead of commiting suicide or murder.

He added that murder is not the solution to domestic violence, explaining that children and relatives would be left suffering.

He noted “This is a young family and the children who are in primary school have been left total orphans,”

The Kenya Chuka University Management condoled the bereaved family through a message, urging others to resolve family issues before it leads to another thing.


An internal memo signed by Prof Henry M’ Ikiugu, the deputy vice-chancellor for administration, finance planning and development read, “The university management has learned with great sadness and sorrow of the passing on of Arch. Moses Kirimi Mati who until his death was the university’s Architect and Head of the Estates Department,”

The management described the late Moses as a social man that had good relationship with everyone.

Mr Mati’s neighbor said he attended Sunday service at a church near Chuka University, stating that they were both seen in an hotel merriment with joy.

While lamenting and sympathizing with the children, Mr Mati’s friend, Ms Charity Karimi, said she has been going to the same church with the couple but didn’t notice their domestic violence.

Ms Karimi, said “The two have been attending church together with their children and we know them as a happy couple.”


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