A 35-year-old man lost his life yesterday after he was found pants down with another man’s wife.
In an incident that left villagers of Ukwala in Keringet, Kuresoi South Sub-county shocked, Edwin Komen, met his death in the most unlikely manner, at around 2 pm yesterday.
Earlier, Komen had been ushered into the man’s house by his wife where they were having the time of their lives before they were busted by the woman’s husband.
In a fit of rage, the 53-year-old man reached for a machete and descended on the besieged young man mercilessly hacking his head three times, killing him on the spot.
In the ensuing melee, the woman fled the scene to nearby farms and hasn’t been seen again.
Villagers who heard the commotion thronged the homestead to have a glimpse of the scene, never been witnessed in the characteristic quiet Ukwala village. Women chanted incantations while holding their heads, as curious children pushed and shoved from the periphery, to have a glimpse of what was happening.
The area chief Peter Langat termed the incident unfortunate and called on the villagers to be law-abiding and not take the law into their own hands in such circumstances.
Meanwhile, the suspect is currently in custody at Keringet Police station, being processed for arraignment.
These are comments from Kenyans:
Onyango Ochieng Jr. – :Directorate of Criminal Investigations – DCI why don’t you just tell waist-gate terrorists to keep off nyumba zenye hawalipi rent /nyumba Za wenyewe coz this is not the first such incident you are reporting, neither is it gonna be the last. Apart from cracking criminal behaviour, you owe society some sort of moral guidance and the rules are clear, huko Ukwala mnasema kuna hata lodgings Za 50 bob!”
Gilbert Muturi – “I am very sure even the author of this article could have done the same thing….I am not advocating that he did the right thing to kill but the fact that there was a ” confrontation” and the act was happening in his own compound and to make the matter worse in his own house, maybe during the confrontation, the man killed as a way of self defense….back to you in studio”
Patrick Kimeu – “I pity the lives of all men who have died because of quenching their thirsty in another man’s hive.It is very sad for a man to find another man scooping honey from his hive,he will kill you & before the law attacks him,I repeat,you will be dead.Bibi wa mtu sumu”
Chris KE – “Circumstances under which right to live may be deprived…this section needs to be amended to incorporate when you find another man on your floor pleasing the other you.”