A 45-year-old murder suspect identified as Harisson Mutisya who absconded after killing his wife has been arrested.
It was gathered that he was arrested yesterday morning after his attempts to commit suicide failed to materialize.
He killed his 34-year-old wife Faith Mueni, in cold blood, by hacking her into pieces using a machete on suspicion of infidelity.
The development was confirmed in a statement released by the Kenya Directorate of Criminal Investigations – DCI.
DCI added in a statement that “preliminary investigations indicate that on the fateful day, Mutisya leapt from their matrimonial bed in the dead of the night and reached for the machete, which he used to attack his wife as their 4-year-old daughter slept in an adjacent room.
“Mutisya then fled their family home in Kalama, Machakos County, using their family vehicle a black Mazda CX5.
“We received information regarding the gruesome murder, through the #FichuakwaDCI hotline and immediately a team of seasoned detectives drawn from the elite Crime Research & Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) joined their Machakos counterparts to hunt down the suspect.
“Mutisya later abandoned his vehicle at Emali, to shake off the detectives who were hot on his trail, prompting them to employ other tricks in the book to trace the suspect.
“Last night, the suspect booked himself at a guest house in Mlolongo but early this morning when he realized that his moment of arrest was nigh; he swallowed cockroach bait in a bid to fix his own appointment with his maker.
“But as fate would have it, the poison took long to take effect and Mutisya was found on the floor of the room gasping for breath, while foaming from the mouth and nose.
“The officers who found him rushed him to Kitengela Level IV Hospital, where he received treatment and is currently a guest of the state at Mlolongo police station.
“He will be arraigned in court on Monday, to answer to charges of Murder contrary to Section 203 as read with Section 204 of the Penal Code.”