North Kamagambo villagers lynch kin who murdered ‘jater’ for romancing step-mum

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By MN Reporter

North Kamagambo villagers in Rongo sub-county on Sunday lynched their kin for killing a wife inheritor commonly known as ‘jater’ for romancing his step mother.

Joseph Obong’o 59, was lynched after villagers trailed him to Kisii county where he had gone into hiding after committing the heinous act.

Area senior chief John Agoro confirmed the incident to Migori News.

“He killed Charles Ong’oma Nyakinda 66 whom he found with his step-mum around midday, he told the man who was also his clan member to leave the compound. A fight ensued and he killed him before running away,” Agoro said.

Angry villagers trailed him and flushed him from Kisii before killing him at the border with Migori county.

Both bodies have been taken to Rosewood Mortuary.

Obong’o’s wife Mary Atieno said the previous night her husband had tried to kill her after denying him money to buy cigarretes which forced her to sleep outside in a banana groove.

“I came back and went to a political rally before i was called that he found our step-mum with the lover in a compound where he attacked him,” Atieno said.