Kenya:Man poisons his wife in Nairobi

By Samuel Ouma

Sebastian Kamande,

Detectives have arrested a 28-year-old man who poisoned two women including his wife on Tuesday, March 29, 2022,before fleeing the scene.

Sebastian Kamande, 28, served poisoned food to his wife Rahab Gathoni and her friend Abigael Gathoni, who had come visiting, before fleeing their Dandora home, Nairobi.

Detectives drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) immediately swung into action after receiving tip off from public members.

“As the investigators drawn from Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau (CRIB), DCI Nairobi Regional headquarters and Dandora closed in on him at his hideout in Dandora, the suspect escaped the dragnet,” said the DCI in a statement.

Determined to bring the suspect to justice, the detectives went back to the drawing board and using Cyber and Digital forensics services provided at the DCI National Forensic Laboratory, he was traced in Embu, Eastern part of the country.

As sleuths were heading to Embu to smoke him out of his hideout, they  got wind that the suspect was on his way back to Nairobi, in a bid to outfox them.

In a well-coordinated operation , the suspect was arrested on his was back to Nairobi.

He is held in Dandora Police Station pending arraignment.

Preliminary investigations indicate that the couple’s relationship had run its course and efforts by the man’s parents to reconcile them hit a dead end.

The detectives established that last weekend, the couple had been invited by the man’s parents in Kakuzi, Murang’a County, Central Kenya, in a bid to salvage their union.

However, when they returned to their home in Dandora, the man’s wife who had since received a visitor declined to cook, prompting the disgruntled husband to venture into the kitchen.

It is during the preparation of the evening meal of rice and stew that the suspect laced it with an unspecified poison and served the two women before fleeing.

The suspect will be arraigned on Monday for the twin murders of the two women, contrary to section 203 as read with section 204 of the Penal Code.

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