BY GEORGE JUMA IN MIGORI COUNTY.
Police in Awendo, Migori County are investigating an incident in which a 33-year-old woman was allegedly killed by her lover and his two wives.
Doreen Akinyi’s body was found dumped inside a sugar plantation at Raywer Village in Awendo Sub-County last Sunday.
Kanyasrega Sub-Location Assistant Chief, Ezekiel Kokeyo, said Ms Akinyi’s body had several wounds on her body, and her legs were amputated.
Mr Kokeyo says preliminary investigations show Ms Akinyi had gone to visit her lover, Osiki Siengo, at his home Sunday evening, when she was attacked by Mr Siengo and his two wives.
It remains unclear why the three fatally assaulted Ms Akinyi, though reports by neighbours suggest that jealousy by the co-wives prompted them into attacking Ms Akinyi before her husband joined in.
Mr Siengo and Ms Akinyi had earlier Sunday been spotted drinking alcohol together at a local joint.
Sub-chief Kokeyo says neighbours reported that Mr Siengo, who was wielding a panga during the attack, threatened to harm them if they came to the victim’s rescue.
Mr Kokeyo says the deceased was a married woman, whose matrimonial home neighboured Mr Siengo’s village.
Ms Akinyi’s body was taken to Rapcom Hospital mortuary.
The three suspects fled their home and are yet to be arrested, Awendo OCPD, Mary Musyoka, said.