According to Ntimaru OCPD Ahmed Abadikadir, he said that the suspect identified as Getangita Maroa was spotted in a hotel in Kehancha town by police officers but resisted arrest and tried to rough up the police officers even tried to fight the officers before he was shot dead.
Maroa, is alleged to have hacked to death his sister-in-law, Ms Ghati Weisero, after accusing her of covering up his wife’s unfaithfulness.
He is reported to have waylaid the woman as she was coming from a nearby well to fetch water before he hacked her severally with a machete, killing her instantly.
Family members of the suspect said he had sold his land before he escaped. Police officers are said to have found over KSh. 300,000 with him with the Irked residents of Girigiri, who were also baying for the blood of the suspect, expressed their “joy” at the news of his death.
The body of the suspect has been taken to Migori County Referral Hospital mortuary even as investigation into the whole matter continues.
However, some human rights activists in the region led by Mr.Boke Mwita took issue with the police for killing the suspect. They argued that the law should have been arrested, as the law demands, and arraigned in court to answer charges against him.
The killing happened at a time when police are on spot for extra judicial killings with the Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA) has launched investigations into an incident in which an administration police officer attached to Kegonga police division, in Kuria East, shot and killed a 20 year-old man after a disagreement over a game of billiards in October last year.