Police in hot pursuit of a killer husband in Kisumu

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A man in Kisumu is on the run after he allegedly strangled his 29-year old wife following a scuffle on Monday night.
Residents of Kalejo Nyalenda Estate yesterday woke up to the horrific incident that left Caroline Atieno Omollo’s three children terrified to the core.
They milled the scene of crime to have a glimpse of what became of Ms Atieno who they described as jovial and one they saw last late in the night at 10pm engaging in a gambling game, now a common phenomenon in the informal settlements of Kisumu.
The children were in the house and not even their screams could stop their step father from taking away the life of the mother of three.
Her body was found lying on the bed in their one roomed house separated with a curtain. The children were sleeping on the other side of the curtain but since the eldest is nine years and the youngest being only a year old, could not do anything to save their helpless mother who was only a charcoal seller.
Neighbors only learned of her demise when one of them went to buy charcoal early in the morning. There were no visible injuries on the body of the deceased.
It was not the first time the two were involved in a quarrel. It has been a norm and that explains why neighbors never bothered to intervene on that fateful night “The two have been fighting nearly every day and Atieno has really tried to chase the man away but to no avail and that is why this time she decided to pack his things herself,” said Mrs Odhiambo.
Ms Atieno has been housing the culprit for at least three months but was fed up with him because he was not helping her fend for the family.
After too much frustration, the deceased is said to have packed the suspect, Dancun Omondi’s clothes and asked him to leave prompting the scuffle between the two leading to her death.
At the scene of crime, things were thrown all over a clear indication that the two struggled before Mr Omondi wrestled her to the bed and strangled the life out of Ms Atieno.
One of her children went to wake her up but she did not respond forcing the customer to enter the house, only to find Atieno lying there lifeless.
The children had assumed that their mother went to sleep after their step father and mother quarreled.
Mr Omondi was last seen on Monday night. Kisumu Central OCPD Peter Omanwa said they are pursuing the suspect who some neighbor said was seen last entering the house at 9 pm.
Nyalenda Sub-location assistant chief David Rajoro warned women against co-habiting with unemployed men in their houses.

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