She says the fought over a one bedroom house that he did not know she had rented as a studio; he wanted to know who pays its rent

The widow of a KDF soldier who died during a violent argument in Kahawa said he had trouble breathing and that she did not bite him to death.

Violet Asale, widow of Daniel Onyango, told police that her husband walked out of their room after the argument, saying he could not breathe.

She said Onyango bit her in the back prompting her to bite him. She bit him in the chest, shoulder and thumb. They argued on Saturday at around midnight.

Asale is a secular musician, popularly known as Zian Achama, known for songs Nimechoka, I Love You, Falling in Love and Gimme Love.

She is to be arraigned in court today; a postmortem is scheduled to determine the cause of death.

Daniel Onyango

A police source said, “The woman says she did not use any weapon. She claims the man tried to strangle her before she fought back and ran out of their bedroom. Moments later the man walked out complaining of inability to breathe. But we will know more.”

Onyango had argued with Asale over a one-bedroom rental apartment in Kasarani, Nairobi. She rented another room for her office and music editing, neighbours said.

Police say preliminary investigations show the soldier and Asale had a bitter exchange when he demanded to know who was paying rent for the room.

He had not been told about the studio, prompting suspicion and questions.

Neighbours questioned said she had rented the space for an office and for editing her music. 

Onyango showed up at their house in Kahawa Wendani on Saturday night and refused to take his supper. An autopsy is planned to determine the exact cause of death.

The couple had three children and police and witnesses said their last born, a four-year-old, witnessed the fight and Onyango’s death.

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