Police in Nakuru County have arrested a 22-year-old woman accused of stabbing her 23-year-old husband to death on Thursday, December 12, following a domestic dispute.
K24 Digital was told that the fight between the suspect, Mercy Wairimu, and her spouse, Kevin Wanjohi, started with a joke over sweets at their Ghorofa home in Pipeline. Wairimu reportedly asked her partner to buy her sweets, but Wanjohi declined, saying he did not have money.
A neighbour, who spoke to K24 Digital in confidence, said the couple’s marriage was marred by regular domestic fights.
“On Thursday, I heard Wairimu asking Wanjohi to buy her sweets, but her husband said he did not have money. Wairimu continued to pester Wanjohi, leading to the man leaving the house. The suspect followed him towards the compound gate, and the next thing, the two were exchanging words bitterly,” said the informant.
“Wairimu then ran back to the house and attempted to lock the door from the inside, but her husband managed to gain forceful entry into the house. The suspect, thereafter, ran to the bedroom and tried locking herself in, but Wanjohi, again, forcefully accessed the room. It was at that point that Wairimu rushed to the kitchen, picked a knife and stabbed her husband in the chest,” said the neighbour.
Wairimu’s parents said their daughter’s union was ridden with wrangles and physical fights.
“They often engaged in excessive alcohol drinking,” said Wairimu’s parent.
Gilgil Sub-County police commander, Emmanuel Opuru, said Wairimu was arrested and taken to Gilgil Police Station, where she is being held in custody as investigations into Wanjohi’s killing continue.
Wanjohi’s body was taken to Nakuru Level 5 Hospital morgue.