- Two brothers are suspected to have attacked Mercy Akinyi whom they accused of having ruined their parent's marriage
- The three-months pregnant woman was described by her friends as an outgoing and jovial person
- She is said to have met the suspects' father at a local bar that she used to frequent, from where he invited her home for the night
- Akinyi’s mother said she had accepted her daughter's death and wanted her to rest in peace
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Police in Kisumu county launched a manhunt for two male siblings who are on the run after they killed their father’s pregnant mistress on the night of Wednesday, April 8.
The two are reported to have been introduced to the 29-year-old woman by the father as his second wife but the brothers did not take the news kindly.
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Mercy Akinyi is said to have shared a drink with the man who asked her to join him later at his place on the fateful night.
The deceased then attempted to leave her lover's place at around 11pm but she would never be seen alive again as the two siblings attacked her on sight at the compound.
The brothers killed the three-months pregnant Akinyi who also had a 10-year-old son using a panga and stones
The two are said to have accused the mistress of wrecking their parents’ marriage.
According to them, they felt she had made their father abandon their ailing mother who had been hospitalised for more than a week at Port Florence Hospital.
On the night of the attack, neighbours said the suspects' father was heard pleading with them not to attack the woman, telling them she was their "younger mother".
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Akinyi was later rushed to Kisumu County Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
She was described by her friends as an outgoing and jovial person.
Akinyi’s mother, who did not want her identity disclosed, told The Standard she had accepted her daughter's death and wanted her to rest in peace.
“My daughter lived her life and it has ended the way it has,” she said.
As the family prepares to lay their loved kin to rest, here are more of Akinyi's photos that show she was full of life before meeting her untimely death.
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In other death news, four new people have died from the outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis in the Upper West Region of Ghana as the total number of deaths now hits a whopping 37 in the region alone.
According to a news report by Citi FM, the total number of people who are currently confirmed to have the medical condition nears 250 in the Upper West Region alone.
It would be recalled how YEN.com.gh reported days ago that more than 200 cases of cerebrospinal meningitis have been recorded in Ghana with 33 Ghanaians confirmed dead in the Upper West Region alone as country battles COVID-19.
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