38 years old Bernard Kimathi Muriungi from Karutini in Tharaka has lost his life in Chuka County hospital after being invaded with a sharp panga by a colleague identified as John Mutheke Gitonga alias Kajoka.
According to Thiiti location Chief Mark Nduyo, the unfortunate incidence happened in Karunduni village in Thiiti location at the home of Gitonga’s estranged wife Alice Kagendo who are said to have parted ways 3 years ago.
“John Gitonga separated with his wife Alice Kagendo 3 years ago and since then he has been following the two untill yesterday where he busted them asleep and cut Bernard 3 times on the head,” said Nduyo.
The assailant has since been arrested at his home in possession of a panga stained with blood and hair similar to that of human. He however defended himself said that he had used the panga in slaughtering an animal and added that the victim had snatched his wife.