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Man on the run after allegedly killing sex worker over payment disagreement

Police are looking for a man whom they suspect killed a commercial sex worker in Bombolulu, Mombasa.

The 32-year-old woman was found murdered outside a guest house on Friday morning after spending the night with the unknown male.

The police suspect the man killed the woman after a disagreement over payment.

“We highly suspect they disagreed over payment since prior to her death she had informed her workmates that she had made a killing,” a witness who reported the matter told police.

Her naked body was discovered by her colleagues, who later alerted the police.

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“It’s still unclear if she was killed inside the guest house and her body dumped there since her workmates never heard any type of commotion at the time her body was discovered,” said the police.

“Her neck bore strangulation marks and we highly suspect she was strangled inside the room before her body was dumped here,” the police said.

The incident comes a few weeks after a man was nearly lynched by members of the public at a sex den in Majengo, Nairobi, after he allegedly stabbed a sex worker with a chisel.

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Mohamed Barak Sam was charged at Makadara Law Courts with assaulting and causing bodily injuries to the woman by stabbing her on the chest on January 17, 2023.

Mr Sam was rescued from an angry mob by the police in the nick of time, but by then he had sustained serious injuries.

Police officers on patrol intervened and took him to Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) where he was treated and discharged.

When appearing in court the accused could barely stand up because of the injuries.

He denied the assault charge before Senior Resident Magistrate Mercy Malingu, saying he suffered broken legs during the incident.

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