The family of a woman who was shot 13 times by her police husband in Migori County in a bizarre incident, before turning the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide incident have finally spoken about the matter.
Speaking during the collection of his daughter’s body after the post-mortem at Migori Referral Hospital Morgue, father of the deceased Mr. Kennedy Kiriago said that the couple had no known marriage issues.
Kiriago said that the whole family was shocked with what happened as the couple lived happily with no major conflicts.
“Our daughter, Maureen Moraa had spoken about some disagreements with her husband some time back and we settled the matter amicably,” noted the father.
The family which visited Migori County Referral Hospital’s morgue to take their daughter’s body and clear with the police are set to bury their daughter at their home in Nyamira County.
According to the post-mortem report, 13 bullets were removed from her body. Migori County Police Commander Mr. Mark Wanjala said that the bullets damaged her various organs that included the kidney, lungs and bladder resulting in her immediate death.
The family refused to allow the police officer’s family to take their kin’s body and their two years daughter on the grounds that dowry had not been paid. Kiriago, however, said that they had nothing against the family of their daughter’s husband.
Migori County Police Commander Mr. Mark Wanjala had earlier indicated that they were still conducting their investigations to establish what really happened.
The family of the deceased police officer who was identified as Antony Mwangi declined to address the press. Mwangi who was on the night shift at Migori Police Station on Saturday the 19th, when the incident occurred is said to have asked for permission to go home after feeling unwell. He headed to his rental house at Kawa Junction Village in Suna Central Ward where he committed the crime.
The Migori County Commander, however, said that Mwangi never surrendered his firearm when he checked out, as required. The police reports said that according to the neighbours, the two got into an argument in the middle of the night and thereafter gunshots were heard that resulted in the death of the two.