DCI Swoop In On Kirinyaga Man Who Killed Village Girlfriend

In a statement, Kennedy Nyamu was seized by Kirinyaga based detectives on Tuesday night after he savagely attacked 27-year-old Edith Muthoni, inflicting a deep cut on the back of her head. 

DCI Swoop In On Kirinyaga Man Who Killed Village Girlfriend

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have arrested a man in Kerugoya, Kirinyaga county, for the brutal murder of his girlfriend on Tuesday evening, October 12.

In a statement, Kennedy Nyamu was seized by Kirinyaga based detectives on Tuesday night after he savagely attacked 27-year-old Edith Muthoni, inflicting a deep cut on the back of her head. 

According to Kerugoya referral hospital manager Norman Gitari, the deceased was brought to the hospital in critical condition, by a well wisher.

Kerugoya County Referral Hospital. /FILE

Medical staff at the hospital had tried in vain to save her life, prompting the hospital manager to inform the DCI officers based at Kerugoya police station. 

"Investigations were immediately instituted leading to the arrest of the deceased’s boyfriend as the key suspect into the murder most foul. The suspect led detectives to the location of the murder at Kianjege village, where they spent the better part of the night combing the scene for more clues into the heinous crime," narrated the sleuths in part.

The suspect is currently in custody assisting detectives with investigations, before being arraigned in court to answer to his crimes. 

The murder comes one day after a man in Bumula, Bungoma county, was stabbed to death early on Monday morning, October 11 during a fight with another man over a woman's affection.

The DCI revealed that the man identified as Titus Wamalwa died on the spot when his opponent Oliver Wafula drove a kitchen knife into his chest.

The two were fighting for a whole night to determine who would win over the heart of the woman only identified as Njoki. 

"In the encounter staged at Njoki’s house, the suspect behind the killing suffered powerful punches from the deceased, who is rumoured to have been an amateur pugilist.

"On the verge of defeat, the suspect suddenly reached for a kitchen knife in the house and drove it deep into his opponent’s chest, killing him on the spot. Confronted by the reality of his actions, the suspect immediately went into hiding," wrote the detectives in part.

The sleuths got wind of the incident and immediately sealed off Kimwanga market as they launched a manhunt for the suspect who was finally surrounded as he tried to sneak out of town.

The kitchen knife, which was covered in blood and used in the killing was also recovered from the woman’s house and shall be produced in court as a key exhibit against the suspect.