Woman presents herself to police after committing murder
22 May 2014, 08:03
Bungoma - A middle-aged woman was stabbed to death on Wednesday morning by another woman in what police say could be a case of a love triangle.
The suspect who was a waiter at a popular entertainment spot in Bungoma town stabbed the deceased several times with a kitchen knife before fleeing.
Family members and neighbours of the deceased said she was pregnant.
The suspect who fled away from the murder scene on a motorcycle presented herself at Bungoma Police station and recorded a statement claiming that she had been attacked with a knife by another woman.
However police officers at the report desk were suspicious when the woman who had no visible injuries, claimed in the statement that her attacker ‘accidentally’ stabbed herself to death.
“ I ordered my officers to detain her after noticing her recorded statement was not adding up. Hardly had ten minutes passed before the deceased woman’s husband accompanied by wailing relatives and neighbours stormed into the station alleging that the suspect we had in custody had stabbed another woman killing her on the spot,” Bungoma OCS Manyara Gitonga,who was present when the woman recorded her statement explained to journalists.
Gitonga said security agents have launched investigations over the incident, after which the suspect will be arraigned in court.
" Police moved the body of the deceased to Bungoma District Hospital Mortuary,” said Gitonga.
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