A woman on Friday night killed her husband using a hammer and axe at their Good Samaritan village home in Gatanga, Murang’a county.
The couple, neighbours said, have been going through some rocky times which could have led to the heinous act.
Witnesses also say that the suspect who is being detained alongside her three children dumped the tools in a toilet after committing the crime.
She is also said to have tried to burn John Maina’s remains outside the homestead. The fumes are said to have attracted the attention of the neighbours including the deceased’s brother, James Ndirangu.
I had just woken up when I saw huge flames of fire coming from my brother’s home, I approached and found his wife digging a hole and upon inquiry she told me she was burning old rugs.
I was not satisfied and pretended to go back to my home which is a few meters when I peeped back and saw her dragging a person who turned out to be my late brother,” Ndirangu told the Nation.
The woman is said to have been separated from her husband for a while and only returned two years ago.
They sired a child upon her return.
Murang’a County Police Commander Josphat Kinyua confirmed the unfortunate incident.
Mr Kinyua noted that investigations into the matter have started.