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Death After Illicit Love


After ‘catching’ his wife red-handed with another man on their matrimonial bed, anger got the better part of a man in Kaplelach village Kericho county, leading him to kill his wife in cold blood using a machete.

He later called the authorities to arrest him confessing that he had just killed his wife. The man, Julius Rotich, called Soin Chief Paul Cheruiyot, confessing what he had just done.

“He called me and told me that he arrived at his home around midnight and found his wife known as Rachel with another man. A fierce fight ensued and the wife’s lover escaped. It is then that he hacked his wife severally before calling me to confess,” said the chief.

The couple was not in harmony, due to the man’s drunkenness, which perhaps weakened the bond between the two. They are said to have had frequent quarrels.

Rachael’s body was transferred to Kericho county ref feral hospital mortuary.