Kenyan man shoots wife dead before committing suicide


Kenyan man shoots wife dead before committing suicide

A 42-year-old man has allegedly killed his wife before committing suicide at their home in Kiambu County, Kenya.

According to a police report on the incident, Jonathan Mukundi Gachunga, who was a licensed firearm holder, was said to have shot his 30-year-old wife in the head before taking his own life using the same weapon.

The lifeless bodies of the two were found in their bedroom which had been locked from inside on Tuesday evening, August 3.

This was after Mukundi’s friend reported to Kiambu police station at around 6pm that the deceased was not picking his calls which he found suspicious.

“Together with the officers from Kiambu police station proceeded to his house where the bedroom was found locked from inside. The door was broken where the bodies of the said Jonathan Mukundi Gachunga a kikuyu male adult aged 42 years and his wife namely Phelomena Njeri adult aged around 30 years were found lifeless,” reads the police report.

The bodies of the deceased were moved to Kenyatta Referral Hospital mortuary awaiting autopsy.

Police recovered a mini glock gun from the incident. The motive behind the incident could not be immediately establibled.

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