A man identified as Samuel Longututi, a 40-year-old bodaboda rider, is being held by police for allegedly stabbing his wife, Lucy Wanjiku Maina,35, before attempting to take his own life.
The incident, which happened on the night of Wednesday, March16,2023, reportedly stemmed from a domestic quarrel between the couple.
According to a police report filed at Clay City Police Post in Kasarani Sub-County, the caretaker of an apartment complex reported the incident.
Senior officers attached to Kasarani Sub-County, including the OCS Sunton, rushed to the scene after receiving the report.
Upon arrival, they found the suspect lying on the bed with visible injuries on his neck and he was still armed with the same kitchen knife he used to end his wife’s life.
Despite pretending to have passed away, the officers realised he was still alive and used tear gas to wake him up before rushing him to Mama Lucy Hospital in fair condition.
He is currently under police watch and will be charged with murder and attempted suicide.
Meanwhile, the deceased’s body has been taken to City Mortuary in Nairobi County, awaiting a postmortem.
The scene has been processed and documented by police officers and detectives from DCI.
By, Maxmiller Kerubo