Local police have stated that an amateur runner from the area who is accused of killing his estranged wife has turned himself in to his area chief in Nandi North sub-county.
Father of four and suspect Benjamin Serem walked to the office of the assistant chief of the Sang’alo to report that he had killed his wife Caroline Jerotich after a family argument.
According to reports, Serem, a former game ranger for the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) located in Kapsabet town, was unhappy by his wife’s decision to leave him due to ongoing threats to her safety.
Nandi North police boss Simon Muli said that on the fateful Sunday, the suspect went with his wife to church and that as the preaching was going on, the deceased sneaked out while accompanied with another woman.
When her husband noticed that she was not in the church, he started to follow her quickly before catching up with her in a forested area.
“He started beating his wife until she became unconscious despite pleas from the woman who had accompanied her to stop assaulting the deceased. He became wild and turned his anger on his wife’s friend forcing her to flee from the scene,” added Muli.
After realizing the severity of his wife’s injuries, the suspect called for a motorbike to take her to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital even though she was in serious condition. After obtaining medical attention for a few hours, the woman passed away from her wounds.
According to Muli, the accused has already appeared in court in Kapsabet for an unrelated application while investigations are ongoing. The suspect must remain in custody at Kapsabet Central Police Station until September 20, when he will be brought back before the court for additional instructions. Several witnesses, including the deceased’s mother and her uncle, have provided police with testimonies.