Nandi man arrested for allegedly killing wife, burying her secretly


Police in Kobujoi of Nandi County are holding a man suspected to have killed his lover and secretly disposed of her body.

Nandi South police chief John Owuoth said the suspect, Naftali Avendi, 59, was put in custody after confirming that his girlfriend, 30, had died and had buried her within the home.

“His neighbours at Kamoron village suspected that something unusual could have happened after the woman went missing and on interrogation, the suspect admitted that she had died and buried privately,” Owuoth said.

Avendi took the police to the burial site within Kamoron village, Kabwareng location-Nandi south.

“We are moving to court today to seek orders to have the deceased’s body exhumed for an elaborate autopsy to be conducted to establish the actual course of her death.” The OCPD revealed.

He spoke with The Star on phone on Monday afternoon saying detectives highly believe the deceased was murdered.

Police were looking for the woman’s next of kin before releasing her name. However, officers from the DCI  were expected to make their application on Monday afternoon.

Owuoth appealed to members of the public to be extra vigilant and ensure that their kin’s whereabouts were always known.

“In this era of many cases of suicides and homicides, we must be vigilant, Owuoth added.

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