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Husband stabs wife for sleeping on sofa

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By Wanja Waweru

Residents of Mwembe Tayari, in the Sargoi neighborhood of Mombasa, mourning yesterday morning after it was reported that a man had fatally stabbed his wife before turning himself in to the police.

Caroline Kajeri, Samson Koome’s wife of 11 years, is said to have been stabbed after an argument about Caroline’s propensity to sleep on the couch rather than in their bed.

The woman is said to have been attacked by the man after she fell asleep on the sofa, and he is then said to have dragged her into their bed where he allegedly continued the terrible attack.

According to police records, Koome allegedly provoked a fight with his wife in front of their two kids, who called the local village elder. Koome then allegedly stabbed his wife multiple times.

According to Mombasa County Police Commander Stephen Matu, the suspect had been detained at Central Police Station after being arrested.

He said: “He was arrested yesterday following the incident. He is being processed to be arraigned in court in connection to the murder, however, investigations and recording of statements from key witnesses and the suspect to establish what transpired is still ongoing.”

The head of the county police urged couples to find peaceful ways to settle domestic disputes.

He said: “We encourage those married, or those living together as couples to resolve matrimonial issues in a manner that will not lead to death. Let us find ways of dealing with issues in a peaceful way.”

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