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Alarm as Kenyan women turn to killing their partners

18 March 2016, 01:37

Nairobi - A University of Nairobi student who allegedly stabbed her boyfriend to death will be remanded for 14 days to allow police complete investigations.

Police, The Star reported said on Thursday that they intended to take Sheila Atema, 19, for a medical examination.

Kibera Senior principal magistrate Shadrack Mwinzi said the case will be heard on March 31.

Atema was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly committing the crime after a quarrel with her 25-year-old Kevin Ikatwa, in Nairobi's Kangemi area. She was taken to Kabete police station.

She is a first-year student at the University where her boyfriend also studied. Ikatwa, alias Razor, was a Bachelor of Arts student who also played midfielder for National Super League Wazito Football Club.

Nairobi CID boss Ireri Kamwende said police went to their house after neighbours informed them of commotion. Kamwende told The Star Ikatwa was found lying dead on the bed and had three stab wounds to the chest. 

In another incident late 2015, another woman was charged with murder for stabbing her boyfriend to death in Butu Buru Nairobi.

The Nairobian reported that the 21 year-old woman, Ruth Kamande Wanjiru, stabbed her 24 year old boyfriend, Farid Mohammed, to death in Buruburu on Sunday after allegedly finding a love message on his phone.

Buruburu OCPD Richard Kerich said Mr Mohammed died in hospital while undergoing treatment for the multiple stab wounds on his back, stomach, chest and neck.

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