Wife Stabs Area Assistant Chief to Death

By Juliet Amaka
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Dennis Magu, the assistant chief of Kiamugumo in Gichugu Constituency, Kirinyaga County, Kenya has allegedly been stabbed to death by his wife, Jedida Wanja, during a domestic dispute.

Magu, 36, was confirmed dead in a private hospital after he was allegedly stabbed in the back by his wife on Wednesday, December 15.

According to Rose Wanjiru, Magu’s mother, who is a nominated MCA in Kirinyaga County, she stated that she visited her son at about 9 pm on Wednesday, December 15, and there was no sign of dispute between the couple.

Wanjiru told The Standard;
“We even prayed together before I left for my house at 9:30 pm,”

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Wanjiru explaining further said she received a distress call from her son, informing her that he had been stabbed and was in need of urgent medical attention.

“I rushed to his house, which is located a few meters from mine. I found him writhing in pain on the floor as blood gushed out of his back,” said Wanjiru.

At the time, Magu’s wife was still in the house. “She was weeping,” added Wanjiru.

“Immediately I called a taxi, which took Magu to a private hospital at Githure trading center. He was, however, pronounced dead on arrival,” she said.

The suspect, who had accompanied Wanjiru to the hospital, was thereafter arrested and handed over to Kianyaga Police Station.

The cause of the fatal row remains unclear, though Wanjiru claims the couple had an argument earlier Wednesday.

Two knives suspected to have been used in the fatal stabbing were recovered from the scene, a towel used to wipe blood stains from the floor was also recovered.

Magu’s body was taken to Kibugi Mortuary in Kutus.

According to the family, Magu was employed as an assistant chief one year ago. He and his wife had two children, a boy, and a girl, aged 5 and 2 respectively.

Kirinyaga East Directorate of Criminal Investigations Officer Millicent Ochuka, who confirmed the incident, said that investigations are underway.

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