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Fresh KU graduate killed after threatening to dump boyfriend

A recent Kenyatta University graduate was on Monday murdered by her lover inside their rented apartment at Kahawa Wendani.

The 22 year-old victim, identified as Edinas Nyainda, was stabbed several times in the stomach by her 30 year-old lover identified as Maxwell Okoth.

Residents woke up Monday to the bizarre incident in which the man stabbed the girl several times and attempted to kill himself using the same knife.

The apartment’s watchman said that at around 3am, he heard a commotion inside the house where the two lovers lived together.

“I heard a commotion at around 3am and when I went to check the assailant threatened me with a knife prompting me to call the police,” said Evans Silange, a watchman who was guarding the premises.


The two reportedly had a disagreement after the girl threatened to leave the man.

Ms Nyainda was among the KU students who graduated a week ago.

Police were forced to use teargas to access the rented room located near Wendani’s Nakumatt Supermarket after the killer threatened to kill anyone attempting to get inside.

Okoth, who had stabbed himself in the stomach, was arrested and taken to Ruiru police station

Ruiru MP Esther Gathogo visited the scene and termed the incident as shocking and saddening and urged lovers to opt for peaceful ways of resolving their differences.

“It is saddening when a young girl’s life is killed by her lover just because they had differed. If people cannot live together it is better to part ways,” she said.

The body was taken to the City mortuary pending a postmortem.