Uriri wife inheritor kills two brothers over widow

Broken love

By MN Reporter

A wife inheritor from Uriri killed two brothers at his lover’s homestead over domestic squabble.

Jaoko Anyiko walked for close to 20 kilometers to the home of his lover and widow Yunis Oduor at Orandi village in Awendo sub-county to pick their three years old daughter.

Oduor’s brother-in-laws Antony Otieno Obunde, 45, and Charles Obondo Obunde, 32, chased after the suspect when he abducted the minor.

“Anyiko who was armed with a panga slashed to death the two before escaping inside a sugarcane plantation with the minor,” Victor Jowi a village elder said.

Ojowi said the woman wanted to end her relationship with the suspect after pressure from her in-laws.

“They have been having an affair for long and they had a three years old daughter, trouble started when the woman told him the relationship should end as she needed to be inherited by her in-laws according to law,” Ojowi said.

According to Luo traditions, a widow should be inherited by a man called ‘Jater’ who should sleep in the deceased’s house, have sex with the woman and leave behind his coat on a peg in the house.

Angered for being neglected after cleansing the widow after her husband death, Anyiko resorted to the heinous act.

Migori police boss Joseph Nthenge said villagers gave chase and managed to rescue the daughter, who will culturally belong to the dead husband, as the suspect is at large as the bodies are at Rapcom Mortuary Hospital.