Man Beats Sister-in-law to Death Over Plans to Marry ‘Wrong’ Fiance


A family in Rarieda is mourning the death of their daughter after she was clobbered to death by her brother-in-law after he learned of her plans to marry a man he did not approve.

According to the area assistant chief Peter Odongo, Elijah Agutu Ogutu did not want her sister-in-law to marry their neighbor’s son.

It is alleged that Mr Ogutu tried to discourage Awino, 25, from getting married to the guy but she had already made up her mind and remained adamant to it.

Neighbors report that Ogutu, 60, started attacking Awino after he found her on phone with her fiancée on phone.

He then pounced on her with kicks, blows and used a crude weapon to continuously hit her, killing her o the spot.

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Ogutu in his anger then turned to his wife Eunice Agutu and assaulted her as well, leaving her with severe injuries.

She would later be rushed to Madiany sub-county hospital.

Confirming the incident, Rarieda Sub-County Police Commander Thomas Sangut affirmed that the suspect was arrested and locked up at Aram police station.

The body of the deceased was moved to Madiany sub-county hospital mortuary to await postmortem.

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Written by Jael Keya

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