Man killed in Murang'a for allegedly killing girlfriend

Man killed in Murang'a for allegedly killing girlfriend
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In Nyaga, Gatanga subcounty, Murang'a, locals have lynched a 30-year-old man for reportedly killing his lover.

Mary Mwihaki, 39, was allegedly attacked by Anthony Kamau on Wednesday while she was milking cows at her employer's house. Kamau is accused of attacking her and beheading her.

The incident attracted the attention of villagers who flocked to the home who with anger descended on him in anger and killed him.

Reverend Gatua Karanja said Mwihaki separated from her husband a few years ago before she was employed in a teacher’s home.

He said Mwihaki has been a follower of his Kihumbu-ini full gospel church.

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The reverend said the suspect was also a known villager who did casual jobs such as harvesting avocadoes.

“Both were well known. Lovers should find amicable ways of resolving their differences,” he said.

Vicky Nkatha who lived in the same building with Mwihaki said the deceased had met her boyfriend on Sunday and that he called yesterday evening asking whether she would meet him.

“She told me yesterday that she feared going to meet him and I convinced her not. I woke up to the news that she had been killed,” she said.