Court orders mental test for man who chopped of wife’s head


The High Court in Nakuru has directed that a man suspected to have beheaded his wife and faking suicide in Molo be taken for mental assessment.

In his ruling, Justice Joel Ngugi ordered that Mr Joseph Ngigi undergoes mental tests to confirm his fitness to stand trial.

Mr Ngigi is accused of killing his wife Lucy Waithera on December 31, 2019 at her salon in Molo town.

A police report indicates that Mr Ngigi chopped off his wife’s head using a machete after a quarrel before he fled.

Clients who visited the shop found Ms Waithera’s body of lying in a pool of blood with the head separated from the body.

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