The prime suspect in the murder of Agnes Tirop, Ibrahim Rotich had travelled from their Iten home in Keiyo North moments after he murdered his wife.
According to an intelligence report, Rotich had earlier been involved in an accident along the Nairobi - Mombasa highway where he reported the matter at Athi River police station.
However, upon reporting, the traffic officers at the station did not raise alarm and allowed him to proceed with his journey to Mombasa after the parties agreed to resolve the matter outside court.
Changamwe sub-county police commander David Mathiu has revealed that Rotich who was using his car; a Toyota Axio silver in colour, registration number KBZ 667 H had arrived in Mombasa on Thursday morning where moments later he parked his car at Chaani Social hall and went on a drinking spree.
According to the police boss, the suspect later contacted a friend known as Silas Chilla who agreed to host him.
"He arrived in Mombasa on Thursday morning, he parked his car somewhere, took a walk in town before he later joined his friend in Chaani where he was arrested moments later alongside his friend," he said.
Detectives are yet to establish why he had travelled to Mombasa.
Mathiu added that during the arrest, he was found in possession of a phone suspected to belong to the deceased.
"With him in possession were two mobile phones; one believed to be that of the deceased. Police are analyzing the mobile phones to aid with ongoing investigations", he said.
The police boss further added that upon completion of ongoing investigations the suspect will be arraigned in court.
"As of now, he is still in our custody alongside his host. We are yet to decide on where to charge him however we are waiting for completion of investigations as the law remains clear that he can be produced in court on where he was arrested or where the crime was committed," the police boss said.