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Police launch manhunt for suspect who stabbed his ex-wife to death

Police in Ngewa, Kiambu County are looking for a man who allegedly stabbed his estranged wife to death during a quarrel.

The suspect, who police only identified as HK, on Sunday evening stabbed the woman identified as Ms Phylis Ngina Gachohi to death.

According to the police, the suspect stormed a construction site where Ms Ngina was working, dragged her to a nearby coffee farm and ended her life.

“Before he committed the heinous act, he removed a makeshift ladder to the upper floors of the building with the aim of barring other masons from reaching where he had picked a quarrel with the woman,” the police said.

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However, the masons managed to follow the couple to the crime scene where they found Ms Ngina was lying dead with the suspect nowhere to be seen.

They immediately informed the police who rushed to the scene and take away the body. Police are yet to recover the killer weapon that was used in ending the woman’s life.

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Meanwhile, a one-year-old baby on Sunday morning died in a fire incident in Kangemi, Nairobi County. The fire in Sodom area also destroyed property of unknown value.

The cause of the fire is yet to be established by the police who have launched investigations into the incident. Area residents who spoke to Nairobi News said they tried to put off the fire in vain.

Another resident who is a boda boda rider complained that it took long for the police to arrive at the scene.

“We really tried to put out the fire but all our efforts were in vain. The police also took long to arrive here,” he said.

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