Did Kakamega man kill wife over bottle of milk?

Bottle of milk [Photo: Shutterstock]

A Kakamega man is reported to have killed his wife for failing to reveal to her husband how much money she had sold a bottle of milk from the family cow.

The matter was brought to the attention of the Director of Public Prosecutions office and has since approved his prosecution.

Sylviah Akhabukuyi is reported to have been killed on August 3 at their Isongo Village, Mumias East sub-county over milk.

Officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said Nicholas Awili Lukoko attacked his wife with a blunt object, leaving her with serious bodily injuries, which she succumbed to.

Kakamega Resident Magistrate William Lopokoiyit was told that investigations against Lukoko were complete and his mental assessment test was positive, thus he is fit to stand murder trial.

Lukoko who has been in police custody since August 5 at Mumias Police Station will now be detained at Kakamega Main Prison awaiting his prosecution at the High Court on August 27.

According to court documents, the deceased is said to have arrived at their home at 4 pm from the nearby shopping centre where she was had gone to sell milk.

Akhabukuyi is said to have found her husband anxiously waiting for her to bring home the proceeds she had made from the sale.

He is said to have picked a quarrel, which escalated to a physical confrontation after learning that his wife was unwilling to reveal how much she had made.

It is at this point that Lukoko reportedly picked a club and attacked her, hitting her hard on different parts of the body before she fell down unconscious.

A nearby doctor who was called pronounced Akhabukuyi dead and officers from Mumias Police Station were called to pick the body.

A post mortem report conducted by the Chief Pathologist at Kakamega County General Hospital Dixon Mchana revealed that the cause of death internal bleeding secondary to blunt abdominal trauma.


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