Police in Kiambu County have arrested a 44-year-old man for allegedly killing his girlfriend last Sunday, April 18.
Franklin Munyao, a waiter by profession, is being accused of strangling his 40-year-old lover in Kambi Moto Village in Ruiru.
According to the Neighbours, Munyao’s girlfriend was last seen in public on Sunday daytime when hanging clothes on the clothesline.
Today, Tuesday 20th, a foul smell emanating from Munyao’s one-roomed house prompted neighbours to file a report with police.
On rushed to Munyao’s house, the police broke down his door and found the deceased wrapped in a nylon bag and placed on the bed.
Her pair of trousers had slightly been lowered.
According to residents, the woman visited Munyao a few times a month. Neighbors say that they were not aware that the lady was killed because Munyao would routinely leave the house in the morning and return in the evening.
“We even saw him leaving for work this morning. We’re shocked to learn that he was staying with a dead woman’s body in his house,” said one of the neighbors.
Besides a foul smell, we had noticed a swarm of flies clustering in the suspect’s house through the ventilation, suggesting all was not well,” said Mary Kibathi, another neighbour.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives said there were marks on the woman’s neck, indicating she had been strangled.
Ruiru Sub-County Police Commander, Phineas Ringera, said a multi-agency team comprising police officers and DCI detectives tracked down the suspect to his workplace, a restaurant on Thika Road, where he was arrested.
“We have since collected the woman’s body and taken it to General Kago Funeral Home for postmortem,” said Ringera.
Police are seeking to establish what led to the fatal attack on Munyao’s lover.