Residents of Nyamakoroto village in Nyamira County woke up to the sad news of a couple hacked to death by unknown people on Tuesday, March 21.
According to the police, the victims were hit by a blunt object on their heads, and their bodies had stab wounds.
Following their gruesome death, police ferried the bodies to the morgue and launched investigations to apprehend the culprits.
Additionally, the maid and farm worker were grilled at a nearby police station, where they recorded statements to aid police in solving the murder case.
According to witnesses who alerted the police officers, the victims' hands were tied behind their backs with binding wire.
In addition, the businessman was found dead in a pool of blood near his garage, while the wife was found lifeless in the bedroom.
Masaba North Deputy Police Commander Robert Ndambiri underlined that the couple may have been tortured before their death.
"We think they died due to excessive bleeding," he added, noting that an autopsy will clear all the speculations and solve mysteries associated with the deaths.
The man was eulogised as a community pillar who united the people. He was described as a mentor, guide, and leader by his friends and neighbours.
However, the area residents condemned the action while calling upon the relevant authorities to intervene to ensure justice for the family.
"At this time, we await details of the possible motive and explanation for the heinous act against our brother and his beloved wife. We unreservedly condemn the cowards who have thrown the Ward, County, and Country into untimely grief," one resident stated.
In January 2023, his wife found another businessman dead at his Karen home, who reportedly slept in a different room.
According to police, the deceased's body had no visible injuries, and those with him before his death were being investigated.
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