Police in Ruiru are holding a grocer (Mama Mboga) for allegedly stabbing a man who attempted to rape her.
George Oduor Ouma, 28, was killed at Gatong’ora, Kiambu County, on Wednesday evening. According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Oduor and the 17-year-old grocer now in custody were neighbours at Utugi estate.
Detectives say Oduor staggered into the suspect’s house on the day of the incident and found her with a female friend. He claimed he wanted to be shown how to load airtime into his phone. The two women were preparing dinner, having closed their grocery stall just moments earlier.
The women helped Oduor to top up his airtime, but he declined to leave the house. “A scuffle ensued as when the woman in police custody tried to force him to leave,” says DCI. It was at this moment that Oduor “grabbed the woman by her neck and pinned her against the wall.”
The other women dashed out of the house to summon for help from the landlord. “The overpowered girl suddenly managed to grab a knife that lay by her groceries stock, which she used to stab her assailant in the stomach. The man’s intestines gashed out and he died on the spot. The friend and the landlord returned to find a corpse in the house,” adds DCI.
The woman is being held at Ruiru police station as sleuths investigate the incident.
Elsewhere, a village in Migori County was left in shock after a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education exam candidate was stabbed to death by a woman. Joyce Achieng Omondi, 27, was arrested following the murder of the Kuna Secondary School Form Four student.
The incident happened at Kamagambo in Rongo sub-county. Neighbours heard screams from the house the student was in. “They rushed but couldn’t access the house since the door was locked from inside,” says DCI. Upon calling the police, Achieng, the suspect, opened the door and surrendered. Her victim was bleeding profusely. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died.
Police recovered a blood stained kitchen knife, believed to be the murder weapon. DCI detectives are investigating the motive behind this killing.