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Court hears how a woman caught cheating died

The  High  Court  in Nyeri Court  was on Wednesday told how a woman died following a scuffle with her husband.

The accused had allegedly bumped onto her wife cheating with a neighbour in their house ,the court further heard in a case  where the accused has been charged with murder.

Testifying  before Judge Abigail Mshila, Muthua-ini Assistant Chief, Paul Kang’atha said he received a distress call  from a neighbour following what he was told was a commotion coming from the accused, Evans Chomba’s homestead.

He said he arrived at Chomba’s home at around 6am where he found his wife, Nancy Muthoni, lying on the floor unconscious  with blood oozing from the back of her head.

With  the assistance of some neighbours, the Assistant Chief said they rushed the victim to Outspan Hospital, Nyeri, where  she  was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and died two days later.

He said after preliminary investigations, her husband and the alleged lover, a Mr. Githaiga, were arrested, but Githaiga  was later set free after recording a statement with the police.

Chomba  who is out on a bond of Sh.1 million is accused of murdering his wife on the night of October 6 and 7, 2017, at  their  Muthua-ini  village home in Tetu constituency, Nyeri county.

He has so far denied committing the offence.

Chomba  and his wife had allegedly spent the better part of the evening drinking before retiring home where they went  to sleep in separate rooms.

He  is  said  to have been woken up by strange sounds coming from the room where the wife was only to find them in a  compromising position and a brawl ensued.

In  his statement, Chomba stated that he accidentally hit his wife with a broom he was aiming at Githaiga when she tried to  separate them as they engaged in a physical fight.

The  Assistant  Chief  however, during cross examination by the defence lawyer said he found no such item at the scene.

His  statement also contradicted with Githaiga’s account that Chomba pushed his wife against a wall where she slipped and fell on her back.

According to the Assistant Chief, the couple did not have any domestic issues and all seemed good.

“I have  known Chomba and Nancy for a long time and in public they were walking hand in hand and seemed very happy,” said  the chief.

Hearing  will  proceed on June 27, when the doctor who carried out the postmortem on the deceased is set to testify.

By  Samuel  Waititu/Miriam Wakahu

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