crowd gathers at the scene of the crime in Ziwa La Ngombe slum in Mombasa County

A 45 year old man from Ziwa La Ngombe slum in Mombasa County was arrested for killing his wife for spending Sh500 that had been set aside to buy food.

According to reports, the man allegedly beat his wife several times with a stick after finding out that she had spent the money on other things and not on food as they had agreed.

Neighbours told the media that this was not the first such incident at the homestead and that the couple was known to have regular fights.

The man was rescued by police from an angry crowd that wanted to lynch him.

He is in custody at the Nyali police station.

Here is a video report courtesy of Citizen Tv: