A man suspected of killing his former girlfriend inside a pizza shop in Kitengela, Kajiado county, now claims he committed the crime after learning that the woman was dating their boss.
Patrick Munyoki Kioko, being held by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), confessed to the police that he killed Gertrude Wayua Mutiso on Friday night, on suspicion that she was seeing one of their managers at Pizza Inn Kitengela, where they both worked.
Kioko told the detectives that Wayua, who he claims to have been in a relationship with since their days at Kimathi University in Nyeri, dumped him five months ago for being a stammer.
According to his statement to the police, Kioko reported that he felt overwhelmed by emotions after learning that the woman had moved on and was dating one of their bosses at the eatery.
"This is a woman l loved so much. I am even the one who deflowered her. After l learnt of her new relationship at our workplace it hurt me more," he stated.
It has also emerged that Kioko had threatened Wayua several times before he finally stormed the shop on Friday and stabbed her five times as she served customers. He was off duty during the 8:30 pm incident.
The victim is said to have reported the threats to her father who is a senior police officer in Kiambu hours before she met her death.
"She had called her father in distress and reported to him about the threats. His father informed her that he would come and have a dialogue with Kioko. However it was unfortunate since he killed the deceased before his arrival," police said.
The suspect is currently recuperating after being cornered and bitten by an angry mob that witnessed the incident.
He will be arraigned in court on Monday with police saying they will be seeking to hold the suspect for 14 more days to allow them complete investigations into the killing.
"The suspect has since been arrested and booked at Kitengela Police station on allegations of murder we will seek 14 days to complete investigations and prefer murder charges," the police report added.
"Police are in the process of obtaining further evidence and record statements from key witnesses."