Woman stabs friend to death over a man

August 1, 2011 3:16 pm

, NAIROBI, Kenya Aug 1 – A fight between two women over a man ended tragically on Sunday night when one of them was stabbed to death.

The friends aged 22 and 19 fought at Githurai Kimbo, a densely populated residential estate in the Northwestern part of the capital, Nairobi.

“We have arrested the woman for killing another. The motive of the quarrel was over a man,” Nairobi Provincial Police chief Antony Kibuchi said, quoting witness accounts.

“She stabbed her several times using a kitchen knife,” Mr Kibuchi added.

The woman was being held at the Kasarani police station where detectives planned to press murder charges against her.

A police officer at the station told Capital News that detectives had questioned a man said to have been at the centre of controversy between the two women.

Witnesses had told the police that the women were both “claiming” the man and one of them accused the other of snatching her man.

Police also recovered the kitchen knife said to have been used in the killing.

Investigators hope to finalise piecing together the case by Tuesday when the woman will appear in court.

Lately, cases of murder have been on the increase in Nairobi where at least three people are killed weekly.

Six people were killed under unclear circumstances in Mlolongo area, in what police are now linking to underhand land business deals.

At least six people have been killed, mostly shot or hacked as they went about their businesses in bars and at their homes in the past month. Others were killed by unknown gunmen in their homes.


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