A man strangled his wife and chopped off her private parts before hanging himself in Kilifi county on Sunday morning.
Bakari Kayaa, 33, from Kadegeni village in Roka Maweni sub-location, killed his wife Santa Ngombo in their house.
Kayaa’s father, 65-year-old Kayaa Katsele, said he found him dangling from a tree outside the house when he woke up.
“When I went into his house I found his wife dead on the bed, naked, but her private parts had been chopped off. My son was not in good terms with the wife but on that fateful day we did not notice anything wrong between them or hear them quarrel,” said Katsele.
He said Ngombo, also 33, had three children from a previous marriage but none with Kayaa.
Kilifi police boss Justin Nyagah said Ngombo’s genitals were found several metres away.
Speaking to the press in his office on Monday, Nyagah confirmed that the incident was prompted by family wrangles.
“The two have been married for some years now but they have not been able to get children. That is the reason why they have been quarreling every now and then,” he said.
“We also suspect the husband was under the influence of drugs when he committed the murder.”
Nyagah said a third party may also have been involved.
“We believe there could be more than just the lack of children in the marriage. There could be a love triangle or something of the sort,” he said.
Matsangoni ward representative Hassan Mohamed said Kayaa and Ngombo had been married for about five years.
The bodies were taken to Kilifi County Hospital mortuary.