Police Arrest Wife of Australian National Killed in Bungoma Robbery

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  • Detectives drawn from Bungoma County arrested four suspects in connection with the death of a 65-year-old Australian national, Hewitt Peter John, in Namwacha village, Bungoma County. 

    According to Bungoma Police Commander, Francis Kooli, the deceased was found lying on his back in the living room close to the main door. 

    Detectives indicated that they received a distress call upon which they discovered that John was fatally injured and had a visible injury on the back of his head.

    In addition, police officers discovered a visible injury on the back of his head.

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    The security guard tasked with guarding the premises reported to the police that John's wife returned on the day of the incident at around 6:30 pm after a long trip. 

    The guard also reported that the couple had been involved in a long family dispute. 

    He claimed that the 33-year-old wife invited the Australian national to take a walk on the compound- to which he declined and soon afterward, thugs brandishing machetes invaded the home.

    Rushing to seek help, the guard indicated that the thugs snatched his phone from him during the incident. 

    Following an investigation by police, four suspects including the wife were arrested. Detectives are trying to establish whether the wife colluded with the suspects in a bid to murder the Australian national.

    Among the items recovered included Ksh14,700, a wallet, a foreigner's identity card and a smartphone. A blood-stained machete, believed to be the attackers' weapon, was also retrieved at the scene. 

    The deceased's body was moved to Bungoma County Referral Hospital mortuary. 

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