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Bodaboda rider kills barmaid wife before committing suicide

A 30-year-old bodaboda rider in Nzoweni village, Machakos County, yesterday strangled his wife to death before committing suicide.

Police and relatives are trying to establish what triggered Mwango Nzioka into committing the act. Mercy Gichuhi, 25, was a bar attendant.

Nzioka’s father Peter Nzioka said they learnt about the deaths at 1.00pm yesterday. The bodies were inside the couple’s two-roomed house in Nzoweni.

The man’s​ body was hanging from the roof while the woman’s body lay on the bed, a cloth around the neck.

Kaloki, a watchman at Mitaboni shopping centre, said he was informed about the deaths by his wife.​ He said that though he knew about the relationship between the two, he didn’t know much about Mercy.

“I don’t know the woman well. But my son went to visit her parents in Nakuru County where she hails from some time last year,” he said.

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Though the lovebirds did not have a child, the woman is said to have had a child from another relationship who was living with her parents in Nakuru​.

Neighbours say the couple was last seen walking from Mitaboni shopping centre on Monday night. It was the Mercy’s failure to report to work on Tuesday morning that prompted her colleagues to seek her whereabouts. She was reportedly in possession of the keys to Great Kyama Bar, where she worked.​

The bodies were taken to Machakos Level Five Mortuary.


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