What began as a quarrel between lovers in the Juja shopping center in Kiambu culminated in the terrible loss of two lives yesterday night when a man stabbed his fiancée four times before turning the deadly knife on himself.
According to a statement released on Wednesday by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations ,the witnesses, Daniel Mwangi Wairimu, 39, had earlier visited his girlfriend Jane Njogu at her Mpesa shop within Juja shopping centre, where the two clashed over an unestablished matter.
“The tiff went on until the lady who is believed to be in her early 30s closed up her business, then the two proceeded to the lady’s house at Palyjote Apartments in Juja.” Reads part of the DCI statement.
“Minutes past 10pm, piercing wails of a woman had however, hurled the neighbourhood into befuddlement. A house where pleasure and leisure moments had been harbored for days was turned into a horrendous bloody scene, when Mwangi drove three knife stabs into his girlfriend’s back, and a fourth one through her belly.” the statement further read
When terrified neighbors rushed to the scene, they discovered her lifeless in a pool of blood. It was too late to save her
Mwangi allegedly turned the knife on himself after the fatal attack and stabbed himself in the neck. Members of the public rushed him to the hospital in an effort to save his life, but he died of massive blood loss en route.
Police in Juja are trying to determine what led to the tragic deaths of Daniel Mwangi and Jane Njogu. The bodies are currently at Thika General Kago Funeral Home for an autopsy to be performed.