Man lives with wife and son corpses for three years in Ki­tui

Mun­yoki told po­lice his wife had told him she had gone for a jour­ney and she would re­turn af­ter nine years

The Star (Kenya) - - Front Page - LY­DIA NGOOLO @MauiSy­imi

A 50-year-old man has lived with two corpses hid­den for three years in Ndaluni vil­lage, Ki­tui county.

Kitu Mun­yoki said his wife Ndila died in 2014, while his son died in 2013. The cause of the death was not im­me­di­ately es­tab­lished.

Mig­wani Sub­county Hospi­tal mor­tu­ary at­ten­dants said they do not un­der­stand how the man man­aged to pre­serve the bod­ies for three years.

The bod­ies were found on Fri­day. They were well-pre­served and had no smell.

Mun­yoki told po­lice his wife had told him “she had gone for a jour­ney and she would re­turn af­ter nine years”. He said she told him not to bury her. “Given such in­struc­tions and putting your­self in my shoe, what would you do?” he asked.

As­sis­tant chief Grace Muli said the whole vil­lage was shocked by the news. She said Mun­yoki does not al­low vis­i­tors into the com­pound. “He chases any­body who dares to en­ter into his com­pound,” she said.

Muli said she learnt of the in­ci­dent af­ter Mun­yoki’s moth­erin-law Pauline Ndunge came from Tala, Machakos county, to visit her daugh­ter. Ndunge said she last saw her daugh­ter in 2013.

Mun­yoki’s mother Mary Mwalale said her son had threat­ened to beat her af­ter she in­sisted that she wanted to see Ndila. “He would al­ways tell me that my daugh­ter-in-law had trav­elled to her Kan­gundo home,” she said.

The man has been liv­ing with his 15-year-old son, who does not go to school.

The 15-year-old said his fa­ther told him that his mother and brother will re­turn in nine years. The boy is be­ing treated at Mig­wani hospi­tal as he is said to have been cir­cum­cised us­ing blunt ob­jects.

Mun­yoki will ap­pear in court on Mon­day. What left many ques­tions in peo­ples’ minds, is how the two died and how he pre­served the bod­ies and kept them for so long with­out neigh­bours notic­ing.

/LY­DIA NGOOLO

Kitu Mun­yoki at Mig­wani po­lice sta­tion on Fri­day

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