Residents of Ukwala village in Keringet, Kuresoi South Sub-county were yesterday left shocked after a 35-year-old man lost his life after he was found pants down with another man’s wife.
In the 2pm incident, Edwin Komen, met his death in the most unlikely manner.
According to a report by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) 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. ” said DCI
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 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.” DCI stated.
The area chief Peter Langat termed the incident as 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.