Upcoming musician bites husband to death
A Kenyan Defence Forces (KDF) soldier, Daniel Omollo Onyango,
has died after a fight with his wife at their home in Kahawa
Wendani, Kiambu County.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Thursday,
April 8, said that Mr Onyango, 37, died as a result of low oxygen
concentration in the blood after being bitten by his 27-year-old
wife, Violet Asale Emu an upcoming local secular artiste whose
stage name is Zian Achama.
According to the police report, the fight broke out on Sunday
morning, April 4, just minutes after midnight at their two-
bedroom house in Kahawa Wendani.
Preliminary investigation established that the deceased was
furious about the one-bedroom house that his wife had rented
and was demanding to know who pays the rent and who the
other tenants are.
“So angry was the officer that he refused to partake in the night’s
dinner. This led to an argument resulting into a physical fight at
about 1:am in which the deceased bit his wife on the shoulder.
The wife also bit the deceased’s finger, right side of the chest and
back of the shoulder,” an investigator told Nation.Africa.
Thereafter, police said, the KDF private who is based at Gilgil,
developed convulsions and was taken to the Kahawa Garrison
Health Centre in Kiambu County where he was pronounced dead.
According to the couple’s neighbours, the two started arguing
about 1:am, moments before they heard Asela screaming from
“We did not understand what they were arguing about but they
have lately been having issues,” neighbours told Nation.Africa.
Shortly after the screams died down, neighbours said, the
officer’s sister and aunt came out calling for help.
“We asked them what had happened and they said the couple
had fought and that they needed a car to take the officer to the
hospital,” another neighbour told Nation.Africa.
At the time, the deceased’s wife had already contacted Kahawa
Garrison’s health centre requesting for an ambulance to drive her
husband to the clinic.
“They travelled to the hospital with this car (a Toyota Vitz), but
before they could get to the hospital, they met the ambulance
rushing to the house and had the nurse check on the officer. The
nurse pronounced him dead and asked them to go back home
with the body and call the police,” another witness narrated.
At around 7:40am, regular police officers accompanied by DCI
detectives from Githurai Kimbo police station learnt of
the officer’s death through a call made to the station
by the deceased’s colleague.
Detectives said the deceased’s relatives forced their way into the
couple’s bedroom when they heard the officer’s wife screaming
and found him lying still on the floor.
“His wife asked them for help in resuscitating him but they could
not do much. He was already convulsing,” the police said.
“Realising he had developed convulsions and was sliding to his
death, the wife rushed him to Kahawa Garrison Health Centre but
it was too late to save his life. His body was cold and without
a pulse,” DCI George Kinoti said on Twitter.
The officers then arrested the deceased’s wife, aunt and
sister but released the latter two after questioning
and recording their statements.
The officer’s wife was arraigned in court on Monday,
as the murder investigations continue.
The deceased’s body was moved to Forces Memorial awaiting
postmortem. The house has since been locked and
declared a crime scene.