Wednesday, June 17, 2020 – Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) arrested a Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) officer, who is attached to Lanet Barracks, on Tuesday over the death of his wife.
The KDF officer identified as Kennedy Oloo was fingered after it emerged that his late wife, Leah Oloo, 26, had confided in some family members that she was contemplating quitting the marriage “due to unending domestic fights”.
Initially, Ms. Oloo’s death was considered as suicide but detectives ruled that out after an autopsy revealed that she died of suffocation by strangulation.
“This man (Kennedy Oloo) lives with his wife.
“By the time of Leah’s death, the victim and the suspect were the only people in the house.
“Kennedy was the first person to file a report that his wife had committed suicide.
“However, a postmortem report ruled out suicide as the cause of Leah’s death.
“The autopsy result indicated someone was involved in Leah’s death, and that a rope or string was used to strangle her,” said Nakuru County DCI chief Michael Mwenze.
Reports indicate that the two had struggled to have a baby but were unsuccessful.
Upon learning that they might not sire a baby, the KDF officer is said to have decided to bring in another woman who has his child into their matrimonial home.
This proved to be the straw that broke the camel’s back and Leah vowed not share a man and said she will walk out of the marriage.
According to the deceased’s relatives, she had set Thursday, June 11th, as the day she will leave her matrimonial home for her rural home in Tongaren, Bungoma County.
That is the day she was allegedly strangled by her husband.
The KDF officer was arraigned at the Nakuru Law Courts before Resident Magistrate Benjamin Limo on Wednesday, June 17, where the Prosecution was granted permission to hold him in custody until June 22nd as investigations continue.
The Kenyan DAILY POST.