2 Brothers Dead after Intervening in Wives' Fight

  • A file image of officers ferrying a body from a residential area.
    A file image of officers ferrying a body from a residential area.
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  • Two brothers died after engaging in a fight allegedly prompted by a quarrel between their wives in North East Kano, Muhoroni, in Kisumu County.

    The two women who reportedly quarreled on Saturday, February 27, are said to have reported back to their husbands Joseph Othoro and Kennedy Otieno - who aggressively battered each other on Sunday, February 28.

    The women’s reports that their peace had been violated, forced their spouses to confront each other, in a fight that ended in the death of both the siblings.

    A police officer pictured at a crime scene.
    A police officer pictured at a crime scene.
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    Otieno succumbed to his injuries on Sunday evening while being rushed to Ahero Sub-County Hospital.

    Othoro on the other hand died on Monday morning, March 1, while receiving treatment at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) in Kisumu.

    The country has witnessed a spike in murder cases involving family members. Some of the fights have been motivated by inheritance wars, business deals gone wrong, and even family members hiring hit-men to murder their own kin.

    In the early hours of Sunday, February 7, a man violently killed his wife and two children aged 9 and 5 in their house in Kiamukuyu. 

    David Kariuki Nyaga is alleged to have executed members of his family one after the other.

    In another incident, a man was arrested after allegedly killing his father and mother in Muiu village, in Makueni county before attempting to commit suicide.

    He was rushed to Kitungu Sub District Hospital - and would be facing the law.

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