TO BE ARRAIGNED

Man arrested for murder of girlfriend in Kerugoya

He attacked the 27-year-old woman, inflicting a deep cut on the back of her head.

In Summary

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

• Investigations were immediately instituted leading to the arrest of the deceased’s boyfriend as the key suspect into the murder most foul.

Man arrested for murder of girlfriend in Kerugoya.
Man arrested for murder of girlfriend in Kerugoya.
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DCI detectives have arrested a man in Kerugoya, Kirinyaga county, for the murder of his girlfriend on Tuesday evening.

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.

"His medical staff tried in vain to save her life, prompting the hospital manager to inform our officers based at Kerugoya police station," DCI said.

DCI added that investigations were immediately instituted leading to the arrest of the deceased’s boyfriend as the key suspect into the murder.

"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," DCI further said.

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