The deceased Mercy Akinyi

Two brothers in Kisumu are on the run after allegedly killing  killing their father’s lover.

Police claim that the two attacked Mercy Akinyi after they found her in bed with their father.

Kisumu Central OCPD Martha Ng’etich said the woman was attacked on Wednesday night at around 3am, and that the suspects later went into hiding.

The suspects are said to have been angered by their father’s move to take the woman home as their mother lay sick in a Kisumu hospital.

Witnesses said the suspects had accused their father of not visiting their mother, who is in ICU, and instead spending more time with Akinyi.

On the night of the attack, neighbours said the suspects’ father was heard pleading with some unknown people not to attack a woman, telling them she was “their younger mother”.

Akinyi was later rushed to Kisumu County Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police stated that they had not made any arrest and were still looking for the suspects. “We have launched investigations and will arrest the suspects once they are found,” said the police boss.


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