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Athi River detectives are examining circumstances encircling the painful deaths of a man and his wife in Mlolongo, Machakos County.

Bodies of the deceased had decayed in their residential house near Tuffoam Mattresses Ltd. factory in Mlolongo, Athi River.

According to the primary probe, it is suspected the couple died on Sunday.

The woman, in her early 30s, was found resting in a head-down position on their bed with a heavy iron chain fastened around her neck.

A few meters from the woman, was her husband’s decomposed body, which was hanging from a rope tied to the roof of the house.

Confirming the incident, Mlolongo Deputy County Commissioner Dennis Oganga said that no commotion had been reported as originating from the couple’s house by neighbours.

“The 35-year-old man and his wife are said to have moved into the neighbourhood recently, and residents claim the two were friendly and loving,” said Mr Dennis Oganga.

The Police report stated that the couple had prepared supper — beef and ugali — which they had not eaten.

The couple’s bodies were taken to Shalom Hospital mortuary in Athi River.

Homicide detectives began investigations into the couple deaths.

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