Man commits SUICIDE after foiled MURDER attempt on WIFE and DAUGHTER …..Embu

Monday, January 21, 2013 - In Embu West district, a 30 year old committed suicide after a failed attempt to kill his wife and daughter after an argument with his wife which turned bloody.

Villagers said that the couple had a troubled relationship and often fought. The couple had over time separated and got back together though this never stopped his violent fits.

According to a neighbor, the couple fought over an unknown reason and Peter Gatugi took a machete and attempted to slash his wife and daughter. Neighbors intervened and rescued the woman and his daughter from their Kivunguru village home.

The woman took refuge at a police station in the area where she reported the matter; police escorted her to her parents’ home.

Residents were however engulfed in shock when they found Gatugi’s lifeless body dangling from a rope at his house. Residents had gone to find out whether he calmed down from his anger.

Mutunduri police officers were called to the scene of the incident and it was clear that Gatugi had a lot of anger before he took away his own life evident in the broken household goods.



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