A 32-year-old man in Kipreres, Bomet County tried to kill himself moments have after killing his wife.
The man identified as Nickson Sang is believed to have murdered his wife by slitting her throat over a loan.
According to the area chief Robert Kataam, the man killed his 25-year-old wife and dumped the body a few meters from their homestead as he attempted to cover the murder to make residents believe she had been murdered elsewhere.
Following the discovery of the body, angry villagers stormed his house only to find him writhing in pain after consuming poison.
He was rushed to Longisa referral Hospital in Bomet where he is currently undergoing medication.
The incident has angered the locals who are baying for Sang’s blood.
Reports indicate that the couple had previously quarreled over a loan they had borrowed from Mulot Trading Center.
The amount is however yet to be disclosed as the body of the deceased has been transferred to Longisa Mortuary.