By Winstone Chiseremi and Timothy Simwa
A female police officer attached to Naiberi Police Station in Eldoret was on Thursday morning found dead in her rented house at Annex Estate.
Constable Robinah Moraa was found stabbed multiple times.
Two unidentified men had earlier Thursday knocked on her door before breaking into the house, where they found the body lying in a pool of blood.
They alerted the caretaker, Stanley, who informed the area chief.
“Moraa moved into the house two months ago, and was a reserved person who kept to herself and hardly spoke with her neighbours,” Stanley told K24 Digital, adding: “Even when she was off duty, she would spend her mornings doing laundry and ironing in the afternoons.”
Police suspect her boyfriend, who is yet to be arrested, is behind the gruesome murder.
It is alleged that the police constable’s killer attacked her shortly after she returned home from work on Wednesday afternoon.
The caretaker said a middle-aged man was seen entering Moraa’s house at around 2pm and left at 4pm.
The man arrived at the suspect’s house in a Toyota Premio, whose registration plate number the caretaker couldn’t remember.
The informant says it was the second time he was seeing the suspect accessing Moraa’s house recently.
Uasin Gishu Police Commander, Johnston Ipara, confirmed the incident, saying Robinah Moraa, who is in her 30s, was stabbed several times in the head, neck and other parts of her body.
The murder weapon, a kitchen knife, was found placed next to Robinah Moraa’s body.
“We have gathered enough clues that will lead to the arrest of the suspected killer within 24 hours because he is a known person,” Ipara told K24 Digital.
Unconfirmed reports suggest that the late Moraa was involved in a love triangle, which led to her killing.