A 28-year-old woman accused of killing a man on Sunday was yesterday arrested by police in Mbeere North district. Diana Karimi has been detained at the Siakago police station and will be taken to court today.
Mbeere North police boss Eric Mugambi said Karimi will answer to murder or manslaughter charges. Mugambi said their investigations have revealed that the man has been trying to woo Karimi into a relationship but she had turned him down.
He said the drunk man picked a knife and went to Karimi's house where he allegedly tried to stab her. Karimi managed to wrest the knife out of him and stabbed him to death.
Meanwhile, police in Mbeere South yesterday said they have opened an inquest into the deaths of three people in an incident in which a husband killed his wife over a disagreement on a bak loan in Makima.
The man and his accomplice were later lynched by the public. Mbeere South police boss Berstain Shari said David Nyutu allegedly hacked his wife Beatrice to death with an axe before he dumped her body into River Thiba with the help of Irungu Njoka. Shari asked members of the public to share information on how the three died with the courts to enable them arrest the culprits.