Police officer kills wife over infidelity

A police officer who killed his wife on Thursday, March 14, over cheating allegation, has been arrested days after going into hiding.

The Kenyan administration police officer identified as Patrick Nyapara, was nabbed at the Kenya-Uganda border on Saturday afternoon.

Western Regional Commander Rashid Yakub revealed that the officer was caught while trying to sneak into Uganda and has since been detained at Kakamega Police Station as investigations into the incident continue.

Nyapara, who was based at Navakholo Police Station, shot his 24-year-old lover Christine Maonga three times at their home in Duka Moja following a misunderstanding that his wife was cheating on him.

The Ceska pistol that he had used to commit the crime was recovered and her body was taken to the Kakamega County Referral Hospital mortuary.

His wife, Maonga was a teacher at Navakholo Secondary School and students from the school engaged police in running battles to protest the killing.


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