Family of woman shot by husband speaks

Thursday, February 24th, 2022 10:00 | By
The body of Maureen Moraa, who was shot 16 times by her husband being taken from Migori Referral Hospital mortuary. KNA

The family of a woman who was shot 16 times by her husband before he turned the gun on himself in Migori county has spoken on the matter.

Maureen Moraa’s father, Kennedy Kiriago, said the couple had no known marital issues.

“Our daughter had mentioned some disagreements with her husband, Antony Mwangi, some time back but we settled the matter amicably,” Kiriago said.

The family was speaking at Migori Referral Hospital morgue yesterday where they had gone to collect their daughter’s body ahead of her burial in Nyamira county.

Moraa’s family refused to allow the husband’s kin to bury her on grounds that her husband had not paid her dowry. They also took the couple’s two-year-old daughter.

Kiriago, however, said they had nothing against the officer’s family.

 A post-mortem report indicated that 13 bullets were removed from Moraa’s body. Migori County Police Commander Mark Wanjala said the bullets damaged her kidney, lungs and bladder resulting in her death.

County Police Commander Mark Wanjala had earlier indicated that they were still conducting investigations to establish what transpired.

Mwangi’s family on the other hand declined to address the press.

Mwangi, who was on night shift at Migori Police Station on Saturday when the incident occurred is said to have asked for permission to go home after feeling unwell.

He headed to his house at Kawa Junction Village in Suna Central Ward where he committed the crime.  County Commander, however, said Mwangi never surrendered his firearm when he checked out, as required.

According to neighbours, the two got into an argument in the middle of the night and thereafter gunshots were heard that resulted in the deaths.                                                           – KNA

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