Samuel Mbugua, a man accused of stabbing his estranged wife to death before fleeing has been arrested by police in Ndeiya, Kiambu County.
It is reported that Mbugua, 26, travelled all the way from Ndeiya to Rongai, Kajiado County, where Faith Njambi lived, before stabbing and leaving her for dead at her house.
Njambi’s neighbours heard her cries after she dragged herself out of her room and rushed her to hospital.
She was later transferred to Nairobi Hospital where she died while undergoing treatment.
After allegedly carrying out the unlawful act, Mbugua is said to have called and invited Njambi’s elder brother, Stephen Kamanu, to meet him in Nairobi.
Kamanu declined the invitation because they were not in good terms, but he later received a text message from Mbugua which read, “Wait for breaking news, it will be sad for you and my entire family.”
“Mimi nishachoka, nimekua nikiongea lakini najipata najiongelesha na vile (Faith) ameniambia hana haja na mimi na pia siezi kaa kuona na kusikia my son Jason anateseka heri nikufe na yeye,” read another text.
It appears that Mbugua had hinted at committing suicide. In a Facebook post, he said, “It is always sad, heartfelt to say good bye to someone you love I say good bye to you all my friends and family, nitawamiss sana tutaonana tena. God will always protect you and provide for you till we meet again I loved you.”
The couple were neighbours in Ndiuni village and got married last year after Njambi graduated from college.
However, Njambi separated from her husband after their marriage started having troubles and moved to Rongai where she worked as an accountant in a supermarket before her untimely demise.
Arrest of murder suspect
The text messages and Facebook post prompted the police to launch a manhunt for the suspect who had switched off his phone.
Officers from Ndeiya Police Station and Ndiuni Police Post were alerted that Mbugua had been seen trying to sneak into his compound.
The police managed to trap him and stormed into the house, arresting Mbugua and taking him to Tigoni Police Station.
He was later moved to Rongai Police Station, awaiting to be arraigned.