A twenty five year old barber has murdered his 58 year-old lover in Kinungi village of Naivasha after falling out.
The suspect first strangled the elderly woman before stabbing her six times on various parts of the body before fleeing.
The body of the mother of seven was discovered by members of the public lying on a bed in the suspect’s house on Sunday morning after missing for three days.
Emotions ran high as police moved in to collect the body before launching a manhunt for the suspect who was said to be a loner.
According to James Kabono, a cousin to the deceased the two had a relationship for a long time though area residents were opposed to this.
Kabono said that his cousin went missing on Thursday last week and effort to trace her had been fruitless.
“We decided to check on the suspect’s house and we found it locked and on breaking in we found the body lying in bed and covered in a blanket,” he said.
Area chief Michael Ng’ang’a said that there were indications that the woman was first strangled before been stabled on several parts of the body.
The chief added that the whereabouts of the suspect remained unknown but was confident that police would catch up with him.
“The two were lovers for a long time but no one knows what transpired leading to this brutal murder,” said the chief.
Meanwhile a middle aged man was hit and killed by a speeding motorist along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway on Saturday night.
The accident near Mithuri estate in Naivasha affected the flow of traffic before police moved in and towed the wreck of the ill-fated from the road.
A witness James Karanja said that the man was allegedly drunk when he was hit by the car that was heading to Nairobi from Nakuru.
He said that the number of pedestrians killed along the section of the road were on the rise mainly in the evening.
“We are losing at least two persons every fortnight due to road accidents and the only solution lies in erecting speed bumps,” he said.
Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed the two incidents adding that the bodies had been collected and taken to the area mortuary and inquest files opened.