Police in Nairobi Count, Kenya on Sunday night apprehended a Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) officer following the demise of his girlfriend.
John Gitau allegedly took the life of his girlfriend Esuron Phoebe Kaele, who is also a KDF officer, after she found a pair of shoes whose owner was later identified as Hilda Kobia Kajuju.
In a police report seen by K24 Digital, Gitau and Phoebe started arguing after she found the pair of shoes, leading to a nasty quarrel.
Gitau who is based in Embakassi Garrison ended the life of his girlfriend who had reportedly travelled all the way from Garissa County to pay him a visit by st*bbing her severally.
“The officer called his workmate identified as Evans Munene and informed him that he had ended the life of his girlfriend at his rented house located at Kidero Place within Mihang’o Police Station,” the report read in part.
This prompted Munene to inform the police who rushed to the scene.
The lifeless body was lying on the sofa set in the seating room of the house.
Investigations later revealed that the deceased had paid an impromptu visit with the aim of surprising her boyfriend.
“However, upon arrival, she found a lady’s pair of shoes at the door to the house. Upon inquiring from her boyfriend who the owner of the shoe was, a quarrel ensued,” the report further read.
In the process of quarrelling, the accused person reportedly took a kitchen kn1fe which he used to st*b the deceased on the right side of the neck.
The scene was processed by the security personnel where the tool he had used was recovered in the bathroom.
A bucket of clothes soaked with bl00d was also retrieved from the bathroom.
The body of the deceased was moved to Forces Memorial Shujaa Hospital morgue awaiting postmortem.
Kajuju and Gitau are in police custody.