BY ALLAN JAMES OBIERO IN KISUMU COUNTY.
Police in Kisumu have arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of killing his step-brother’s lover; a student at Kenyatta University.
The incident, in which the suspect, Joseph Ayomo, stabbed 21-year-old Beverline Akinyi, happened at 3am Wednesday in Migosi Estate, police say.
Beverline, a Third Year Hospitality and Tourism student, was stabbed in the stomach and head.
The suspect also allegedly stabbed his 32-year-old step-brother, Evans Otieno, in the back and chest. Otieno and Beverline were dating.
Ayomo had stayed at Otieno’s place for three weeks, as he looked for employment.
Otieno was rushed to Avenue Hospital for treatment. Health officers at the facility say he is in a stable condition.
Central OCPD, Joseph Kiptum, says it remains unclear why the suspect killed his brother’s girlfriend.
Ayomo allegedly raped Beverline before killing her. He, thereafter, moved her body into a Toyota Noah car model, which belongs to Otieno.
Police, who arrived at the scene, towed the vehicle to Central post.
The woman’s body was moved to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary.
Beverline’s mother, Caren Atieno, who lives in Kisumu, says she knew her daughter was in school, and was shocked to learn of her death.