A man has been arrested for allegedly battering his wife to death.
Laiko Osuri is said to have beaten his wife Beryl Adhiambo Ouma for four hours at their Kahawa Sukari home, Nairobi.
According to neighbours who spoke to a local daily, the couple fought a lot but explained that they were the usual “husband and wife quarrels”.
On the material day, the deceased is said to have screamed for help for hours but nobody came to her aid.
Her father, Douglas Ouma told the daily that his late daughter sent him a “Please Call Me” text on Wednesday night. But he tried to reach her, no one came to the phone.
“My daughter sent me a ‘Please call me’ but I was asleep so I did not hear the phone,” he is quoted by the daily.
Mr Osuri would later call him back and inform him that he and Adhiambo had had an argument.
Confirming the details was Ruiru divisional police commander James Ng’etich who noted that the suspect who is already in custody had admitted to assaulting the deceased using a belt.
He is expected to be arraigned today.