A 16-year-old girl from Ololulunga in Narok South Sub-County died on Monday after she was allegedly stabbed in the neck and other parts of her body by her middle-aged boyfriend, whom she was staying with.
The body of the girl, Sheila Jebet, was on Tuesday morning found dumped in a thicket.
A blood-stained knife suspected to have been used in the killing was found thrown a few meters from Jebet’s body.
The suspect and the deceased were living as man and wife at the suspect’s Loita house.
Neighbours say, until the teenager’s death, the two had stayed together for three months.
The neighbours further say that the pair was often embroiled in wrangles throughout that period.
“Even yesterday [Monday, April 6], they spent a better part of the day quarreling,” said a neighbour.
Jebet’s sister, Silvia Koech, says the now-deceased left her parents’ home for Ololulunga three months ago in a bid to get employed as a house help.
It is while working for her employer, a man, when she met and fell in love with the suspect, who works at a quarry site in the area.
Jebet, thereafter, abandoned her nanny job and moved in with her lover, where she assumed wifely responsibilities.
Silvia says her parents weren’t impressed by their daughter’s relationship, given she would quarrel often with her lover.
“They even urged her to return home, but Sheila would hear none of it,” said Silvia.
Narok South Sub-County deputy commissioner, Charles Mukele, confirmed the incident, saying investigations into the matter have begun.
The suspect, whose name and actual age is yet to be known, remains at large.