In a rather sad and heartbreaking story, panic gripped a section of residents from Kirinyaga County after a man was stabbed to death for allegedly having an affair with someone’s ex-wife.
Simon Gitari, 40, reportedly killed Simon Muriithi, 45, on Tuesday evening in Kamucege village at the Mwea Irrigation Scheme.
It is said that Gitari was enraged because the deceased and his ex-wife Josphine Wawira, 37, were apparently in a relationship.
Wawira said that she and her former husband had been separated for seven years. They have two children.
According to Wawira, her ex-husband entered her rented house and demanded to know why Muriithi was visiting her.
In a fit of rage, he somehow managed to find a kitchen knife and stab Muriithi to death.
Wawira said she began screaming and her neighbours appeared but the former husband had already escaped.
Mwea East Deputy County Commissioner Edwin Chabari said police are looking for the suspect.
In the meantime, middle-aged police officer in Taita Taveta County was on the weekend arrested after he shot dead a 36-year-old man who, reports show, was his love rival.
Corporal David Gitahi alias Soldier Boy allegedly killed Esau Juma Mwanguku at 11:35pm Friday at Rockland nightclub in Taveta Town.
The nightspot’s manager, Francis Chege, reported the shooting incident at Taveta Police Station.
Corporal Gitahi was on patrol, when he met Mr Mwanguku and confronted him for “trying to compete a government officer in eating from the same pot”.
Both the suspect and the victim were drunk during their confrontation, reports say.