Shock as man storms club, stabs wife to death in Naivasha

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On Fri, 14 Oct, 2022 09:46 | < 1 min read
Shock as man storms club, stabs wife to death in Naivasha
Police car. PHOTO/Courtesy

Residents of Maai Mahiu in Naivasha, Nakuru County, were on Thursday, October 13, left in shock after a man stabbed and killed his wife at a local club before attempting to take his own life.

In a statement, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said the man stormed Club 8, where his wife worked as a cleaner and attacked her after a domestic wrangle.

The police said the deceased identified as Veronicah Wanjiru had just reported at the entertainment joint to begin her shift when tragedy struck.

The bar owner Elizabeth Wanjiru, told the detectives that Veronicah was busy cleaning the premises when her husband walked in and pleaded with her to settle a misunderstanding which had occurred the previous night.

He pleaded with the woman to take him back, but a seemingly unamused Veronicah would hear none of it.

Apparently, after endless pleading, the suspect realized that his wife was no longer interested in him and that reached for a vegetable knife hidden in his pockets and stabbed her several times in the neck killing her on the spot.

"He then turned the knife to himself and in a powerful thrust immersed it in his ribs in a bid to take away his life," DCI said.

Luckily, the suspect whose identity is yet to be revealed survived the self-inflicted injury.

Recuperating in Naivasha

He was rushed to Maai-mahiu hospital in critical condition.

Police said the suspect will be arraigned in court to face murder charges once he recovers.

"Detectives based at Naivasha have taken up the matter and are looking forward to the suspect’s recovery before charging him with murder contrary to Section 203 as read with Section 204 of the Penal Code," DCI added.

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