Police in Kirinyaga County are looking for a 40-year-old man who allegedly killed his friend aged 45 on claims that the friend started a relationship with his ex-wife.
Simon Gitari allegedly stabbed to death Simon Muriithi after he spotted Muriithi entering Josephine Wawira’s house at Kamucege Village in Mwea on Tuesday night.
According to Wawira, 37, the suspect stormed her house shortly after Muriithi’s arrival, and demanded to know why she allowed Muriithi access to her house that late in the night.
An argument ensued. The suspect, thereafter, reached for a kitchen knife and stabbed Muriithi to death.
Wawira raised the alarm, but Gitari escaped before neighbours arrived at the scene.
Mwea East Deputy County Commissioner, Edwin Chabari, confirmed the incident, saying police are looking for the suspect.
Gitari and Wawira separated seven years ago, and were blessed with two children.