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Man arrested for killing girlfriend

16 April 2013, 17:43 James kabotia

Police have arrested a man suspected to have brutally murdered his girlfriend at Thingithu Estate in Nanyuki town.

Speaking to the media in his office on Tuesday, Laikipia East police boss Joshua Lutukai said that Rose Ndenda had been murdered in her house and locked from outside with a padlock.

Lutukai said that area residents alerted them upon experiencing some bad stench emanating from the house.  

“We went to the scene and broke into the house where we found the body of the middle aged woman which had some deep cuts around the neck,” Lutukai said.

Lutukai further confirmed that the body had six deep cuts on the neck, adding that she hadexperienced profuse bleeding prior to her death.

However, the police commander said that they have arrested a man suspected to have been Ndenda’s boyfriend.

Paul Mwangi Macharia was netted at Nyeri town and is being held at Nanyuki police station as investigations continue.

Lutukai said that the body was taken to Nanyuki district mortuary where postmortem will be conducted to identify whether she had sustained other injuries.

“We are yet to identify why he killed his girlfriend whom he lived with and that is why we are interrogating him to tell us what exactly happened,” said Lutukai.

Concurrently, police have recovered an AK47 rifles and 100 rounds of ammunition from Likii slums on the outskirts of Nanyuki town.

Laikipia East OCPD Joshua Lutukai said that working on a tip-off from the area residents, they stormed into a house and recovered the weapons which had been buried underground.

“All the rooms in the compound were devoid of people because they vacated ever since we gunned down a poacher some times back,” said Lutukai.

Two weeks ago, the police had recovered three AK47 rifles and 117 rounds of ammunition in the same house after shooting down a suspected poacher.

The middle-aged man had been shot dead during a prolonged exchange of fire with the police.

A binocular, panga and other gadgets which are suspected to have been used in poaching activities in the ranches were recovered.

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