Kisii man beats wife to death for using 4K shopping money to buy alcohol

A 33-year-old man was detained after allegedly battering his wife to death in a domestic dispute about shopping money in Kenyerere village, Kisii County.

The wife, a 28-year-old mother of three children, died as a result of injuries sustained during a beating on June 18, according to authorities.

According to the spouse, he gave the woman Sh4,000 for house shopping but she did not return on time.

She returned home drunk and without the aforementioned shopping, which irritated the man.

He allegedly assaulted her in front of her children, seriously wounding her in the head.

The deceased body had visible strangulation marks, swollen cheekbones, swollen head, deep cut injury on the fingers and bruised thighs, police said.

A machete was recovered from the house and kept as an exhibit as the suspect was arrested.

The body was moved to the mortuary pending autopsy.

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