A distressed Nyeri woman, in self defense of a suspected burglar who was attempting to rape her reached out for her kitchen knife and killed the man.
The woman, whose shop had been attacked early Thursday morning was with her husband when the ordeal took place.
Police say two robbers broke into the retail shop at 3am armed with crude weapons and stole goods which they hid in a nearby bush.
The woman’s husband said he received a phone call from a neighbour that their kiosk was being broken into. They rushed to shop and accosted the two thugs who reportedly took off in different directions.
The second thug is alleged to have been hiding near the shop and came back attempting to rape the woman. During the scuffle, the woman is said to have reached for a kitchen knife and stabbed the robber in the neck. He ran off but collapsed and died a few metres from the kiosk.
“It is true there was such an incident this morning. We are still processing the information but we will release the details later,” Nyeri Central deputy sub-county police commander Bernard Amugune said.