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Suspect on the run after stabbing lover

Embakasi.

Police are looking for a man suspected to have killed his girlfriend by stabbing her severally in the stomach and then slitting her throat.

The man tried to rush the woman to hospital before dumping her body by the road, just outside her employer’s house after realising that she was dead.

The deceased, Beatrice Nyambura was a house help in Tassia and had been given a day off from work on Sunday as was the norm.

Her employer, Easton Muiruri said she took her purse and left the house at around 9am after preparing breakfast.

“We have always given her an off day on Sunday and she usually says she is going to church or to visit friends,” Mr Muiruri said.

That night when she did not return on time, Mr Muiruri tried calling her on her phone, but it did not go through.

Eyewitnesses at Tassia Shopping Centre said she was being supported by the unidentified man when he suddenly let her to drop on the ground and ran away.

“It was around 7:15 pm. It was dark. They were slowly walking together and suddenly he let go of her and she fell with a thud. Maybe she had died,” said Carol Kimani, who saw what happened.

A shopkeeper who only gave his name as Moses said the deceased did not scream or moan.

“We only heard the sound of something dropping down and it drew our attention.

“When we went there we saw her lying on the ground, bleeding profusely from the neck, her left arm and stomach,” the shopkeeper said.

The witnesses said it was raining lightly at the time.

Police who were called to the scene removed the body at around 10:30 pm, after combing the scene and finding a blood-stained kitchen knife.