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Police in Kisii launch hunt for man who stabbed woman outside bar

By Nyaboga Kiage January 10th, 2024 2 min read

Police in Kisii County have launched a manhunt for a man who allegedly stabbed a woman to death in a suspected love triangle.

The suspect, who is at large, allegedly stabbed the 26-year-old woman within Suneka Town, Bonchari Constituency in Kisii County.

Police say that the body of the suspect was found lying in a pool of blood outside a busy drinking joint frequented by locals.

“She was killed on Monday night and the suspect is still at large. Efforts are still underway to trace and arrest him,” a police report read in part.

The deceased worked in the bar where she was murdered by the man who police say was also a frequent customer there.

According to detectives attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the body of the deceased had a deep cut on the neck.

According to locals, the suspect immediately fled the scene and used a getaway motorbike.

The body of the woman was moved to the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital morgue.

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Elsewhere, police in Siaya County are investigating an incident where a 61-year-old man was found dead in a guest house within Bondo Town.

According to officers, the lifeless body of Mr Nicholas Oganda Ogol was found by the guest house attendants on the morning of Tuesday, January 9, 2024.

Mr Cleti Kimaiyo, who is the Siaya County police boss, said that the body was found by the caretaker of the lodging at 10:30 am.

“The matter is still under investigations, officers are trying to find out whether he was accompanied by anyone when he booked the room,” said Mr Kimaiyo.

Nairobi News has established that Ms Eveline Atieno, the caretaker of the premises, reported the matter. She said that she was busy cleaning the rooms when she found the lifeless body of Mr Oganda.

According to Ms Atieno, the deceased, on the night of Monday, January 8, 2023, checked into the guest house alone, but he appeared drunk.

The following morning, house attendants who were cleaning the rooms found the body of the deceased lying on the bed with some 90 HIV treatment tablets beside him.