The residents of Mweiga Town in Nyeri County, Kenya, have been thrown into mourning after a man identified as 33-year-old Daniel Oyodi murdered his partner, 35-year-old Regina Kinya in front of a police station.
According to Nation, the couple had been embroiled in a family dispute over their finance the previous day at their home. The upset Regina reported Daniel for assault, but things escalated quickly when Daniel attacked after her with a machete and hacked her to death just outside the police station at around midday Saturday.
After committing the grievous act, Daniel surrendered to the police and was immediately taken into custody.
Speaking with the press, the Kieni West Divisional Commanding officer, Mr Joseph Omijah said the couple argued for a few minutes before Daniel pulled out a machete and began attacking Regina, right before astounded passersby.
“The man came carrying a panga, the couple had a short argument, before he started slashing the woman,” said Omijah.
Describing the injuries Regina suffered, Omijah said Daniel “first chopped off the woman’s left hand and slashed her head before he surrendered to the police to escape from the wrath of an irate mob that was baying for his blood.”
Regina was rushed to the nearby Mary Immaculate Hospital, but she was pronounced dead.
Daniel is still in police custody and on Monday, will be arraigned for murder.