As a result of an argument that took place at their residence on November 13, the police in Nairobi have begun searching for a man in his 30s who is accused of killing his fiancée in the neighborhood of Langata.
The cheerful Naneu Muthoni Muturi, who was 31 years old at the time of the crime, had gone to see the suspect on Friday, November 11, according to the victim’s parents.
The two had been dating for a year despite her mother’s demands to terminate the relationship after she was allegedly abused multiple times.
Once, her mother recounted regretfully, her daughter “came home with the red eye but when I asked her what happened, she covered the origin of the injury and blamed it on shampoo.”
Many times throughout their on-and-off relationship, Muthoni promised to stop things with her partner but always ended up back with him.
Apparently, Muthoni and her boyfriend had not spoken to each other in nearly three weeks after an argument before Muthoni’s final visit to Onyonka Estate in Langata.
She begged her mother to let her see the suspect one more time, and her mother reluctantly agreed, not realizing that this would be their final encounter.
On Monday, November 14, after her mother had made several unsuccessful efforts to contact her over the previous two days, she went to the home she shared with her boyfriend, only to discover her corpse lying on the sofa, covered with a bed sheet.
“I tried contacting her phone, but no one answered up, and the next time I called, her phone was off, so this time I went there and discovered policemen at the boyfriend’s home,” her distressed mother told reporters.
The lover, who was known to Muthoni’s parents, was not present. A search was initiated by the police to capture the fugitive, who was the prime suspect in the brutal killing.
According to police reports, the victim’s corpse was found with significant wounds on the forehead and blood oozing from the nose. Evidence of a struggle could be seen in the form of blood splatters on the wall and the living room floor at the crime scene.
On Wednesday, November 16, an autopsy will be performed on the corpse.