Police have detained a woman after her husband was killed in Homa Bay during a fight over a mobile phone
The suspect was arrested on Wednesday afternoon after allegedly stabbing the 31-year-old man identified as Charles Okoth Onyango when the couple was drinking.
Onyango was an employee of Homa Bay county.
He died at the scene after being seriously wounded on the chest.
According to witnesses, the deceased walked to the bar located along Homa Bay-Kendu Bay Road and ordered some drinks.
He was seated alone at a corner when a woman later joined him before she started drinking as well.
It turned out that it was his wife.
As both were drinking, an argument ensued between them.
It is alleged that the suspect was asking for Onyango’s mobile phone.
Her intention was to read text messages that the deceased had been receiving.
But Onyango is reported to have declined to let go of this phone and instead began faulting the suspect for questioning him.
Witnesses said as the argument between Owino and his assailant became hotter, the person pulled out a knife and stabbed him in the chest
Homa Bay town location Chief Joshua Ochogo said the couple was acting under the influence of alcohol.
“They were drunk and their actions were controlled by alcohol,” he said.
At the time the argument got to its peak, the woman withdrew a knife and stabbed Onyango on the chest.
She had carried the knife in her handbag and appeared to have been prepared to kill.
Mr Ochogo said the suspect stabbed the deceased once before he collapsed and died.
Homa Bay Sub county Police Commander Sammy Koskeyi said investigation into the incident is ongoing.
“The suspect is in custody as investigators look into what led to their disagreement,” he said.
The body of the deceased was taken to Homa Bay County teaching and referral hospital mortuary.