The Star (Nairobi)

31 December 2012

Kenya: Man Who Stabbed His Girlfriend, Killed Self Buried

The man who stabbed his girlfriend and killed himself in an accident along Thika Super Highway was buried on Friday at his home at Nazareth sub-location in Limuru district.

35-year-old David Njang'wa is said to have stabbed his girlfriend who is still admitted at Kenyatta National Hospital in the chest after he run bankrupt.

One of Njang'wa's friend who sought anonymity said the father of one had separated with his wife Regina Wamunyu and son after he sold a three acre piece of land for Sh29 million three years ago.

He said that Njang'wa later fell in love with the hospitalized woman and begun misusing the money by drinking, buying flashy cars and motorbikes.

"We tried to tell him that he should put the money to better use but he wouldn't listen. Then two days before Christmas, he stabbed his girlfriend twice on the chest and thinking he had killed her, rode on his motorbike to Thika road where he rammed a trailer from behind and died on the spot," Njang'wa's friend said.

At the burial, PCEA church leaders spent about three hours in a closed door meeting with Njang'wa's family to deliberate on how they would carry out the service.

His suicide and that he was not involved in church matters made the burial a "hard task" for the priests who declined to speak to the press and who did not wear their priestly robes. Njangwa was born fifth in a family of seven.

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