In Kirinyaga, Kenya, a 46-year-old married man has been arrested for the murder of his girlfriend.
Following a disagreement, the suspect, Simon Maina, allegedly went mad in Ngurubani town on Tuesday night, May 24 and repeatedly stabbed his lover, Jackline Irungu, murdering her on the spot.
The guy and woman arrived at their leased room on Tuesday evening, according to witnesses.
While inside, the two disagreed for unclear reasons, and a heated argument erupted. The guy then took out a knife and fatally assaulted a 30-year-old lady who worked as a trader in town.
After the gruesome murder, the suspect locked the room from outside and called the area chief through his mobile phone and informed him that he had killed someone.
Shocked, the administrator rushed to the scene and found the suspect outside the lodging and alerted the police.
Moments later, police arrived and seized the suspect whom they whisked off to Wang’uru police station for questioning.
When the officers broke into the room they found the victim naked, lying in a pool of blood in bed and removed her body to the mortuary.
Confirming the incident, Mwea East Sub-county police boss Daniel Kitavi said the matter was being treated as murder.
He said investigations have commenced to establish the reasons the man eliminated his girlfriend in such a cruel manner.
“We would like to know why the suspect committed such a serious crime before a capital charge is preferred against him,” he said.
Relatives who arrived at the scene shortly after the fatal attack, broke down and wept as the body of their daughter was being taken to the morgue.
Tebere ward MCA Gudson Muchina called on the authorities to investigate the incident and bring the culprit to face the law.
“It is bad to take away life of anyone and the officers should ensure the culprit is thoroughly investigated and punished according to the rule of law,” he said.