Residents of Kilungu in Makueni County, are in shock after a 35-year-old man killed his wife before hanging himself on Tuesday night.
The husband is said to have hit his wife on the head with a blunt object who succumbed to injuries while being taken to hospital.
The husband texted his brother informing him of what had transpired and that he would kill himself.
According area chief, Anne Mwau the man committed suicide after committing the heinous act.
She claimed the two have been living in harmony and therefore no one expected this to happen.