Gikomba woman kills trader with a fork jembe in deal gone sour
A woman on Thursday night killed a trader after hitting him on the head with a fork jembe at Gorofani estate in Gikomba.
According to the police, the woman Safina Aluku, who is at large, picked up the jembe and hit 45 year-old Charles Omolo Otieno on the head.
The two had quarrelled on a goodwill fee the man was supposed to pay Ms Aluku for a business premise.
The victim was rushed to hospital by well-wishers but was pronounced dead on arrival.
The matter was reported at Buru Buru police station and the body taken to city mortuary.
In Kasarani, police arrested two men and a woman who had kidnaped a young man.
The victim’s father reported to the police after he received a ransom demand from the kidnapers.
Mr John Kiongo, who resides in Kirinyaga sub-county, received a call demanding that he sends Sh50,000 for his son to be released.
Police traced the phone number to Sunton area, in Kasarani, where they found the suspects in a house and arrested them.
The three, Muiru Kuria, 50, Dennis Githinji, 25, and Catherine Nyanguthi, 34, are in police custody waiting to be arraigned in court and charged with kidnaping.