Jane Wanjiku Mbugua, a middle-aged resident of Kamulu in Kasarani Constituency, Nairobi County, is appealing for help from authorities after her ex-lover on Saturday, October 31, broke into her home and destroyed property worth hundreds of thousands of shillings.
Wanjiku claims her jilted lover, whom she broke up with three months ago, has been threatening to harm her after she kicked him out of her house.
“On Saturday, around 6:30pm, my ex-boyfriend came to my place in Kamulu, jumped over the fence and accessed my house through one of the windows. He, thereafter, embarked on property destruction. He smashed all my window panes, destroyed my TV set worth Ksh60,000, smashed all my bulbs and struck all my car windows and lights,” Wanjiku told K24 Digital.
“My neighbours told me he was carrying a gun and a panga during the raid,” said Wanjiku, who was at a neighbour’s place -- 500 meters from her home -- when her ex-lover, a cop, raided her home.
The mother-of-one said she spent Friday night away from home fearing her ex-partner would harm her.
“I am not safe,” she said.
The genesis of the anger and hatred directed at her by her ex-boyfriend is money-related, Wanjiku claimed.
“Sometime back, when we were dating, he took a car loan. I was helping him pay the loan. However, after we broke up three months ago, I stopped. It was then that he began threatening me, saying he would kill me if I won’t help him offset his bank loan,” said Wanjiku, a businesswoman in the transport industry.
“When we started dating, he moved in with me. There is nothing in that house that he bought; the residential property, the car, everything in the house were acquired by me, using my own money. I, therefore, fail to understand why he vandalised my property.”
Wanjiku claims the threats to her life are “too serious” to the extent that she is “ready to relocate to Tanzania so as to keep her life intact”.
The mother-of-one says she has filed a report at Kamulu Police Station, but no lawful action has been taken against her ex-boyfriend, who is a police officer attached to Hurlingham East Police Station in Njiru Sub-County.
Kayole OCPD Paul Wambogo told K24 Digital that investigations into Wanjiku’s allegations have commenced, and that the suspect will be arrested soon.