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Military officer, 23, in custody for allegedly killing her colleague

Police are investigating an incident where a 23-year-old military officer allegedly killed her 28-year-old colleague on Wednesday night.

In a report filed by Corporal Rawlings Otieno at the Githurai Kimbo Police Station, it says he received information that Elizabeth Otibine, attached to the signals department at Kahawa Barracks, fatally stabbed Richard Atimondo Mokaya at Butere house in Kahawa Wendani.

In his report filed under the O.B. number 32/11/10/17 at 7:45pm Wednesday, Otieno says they rushed Mokaya to the nearby Kahawa Barracks Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

It is alleged Otibine stabbed Mokaya in the chest using a kitchen knife over reasons yet to be established.

Mokaya’s body was moved to Forces Memorial Mashujaa mortuary.

Confirming the incident, Ruiru OCPD Isaac Thuranira said the suspect is being held in police custody as investigations continue.

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