5 November 2017

Kenya: Rugby Player Stabbed to Death By 'Girlfriend'

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Kenya Simba's Mike Okombe in action against Tunisia during their Confederation of African Rugby match on June 28, 2015 at RFUEA grounds.

Kenyan rugby player Mike Okombe died after being stabbed at his home in Nakuru County on Saturday night.

The Topfry Nakuru RFC player, 27, was killed by his 37-year-old "girlfriend", Ms MaryAnne Mumbi, at Olive while attending a friend's birthday party on Saturday night.

"Mr Okombe and his lover, Ms MaryAnne Mumbi, were attending a birthday party of their friend, a Mr Okoth. The two had an argument before Ms Mumbi went for a knife, which she used to stab Mr Okombe to death," Rongai OCPD Japhet Kioko said while confirming the incident.

He said the woman fled after the incident and is being pursued by police.


Meanwhile, Mr Calvin Omondi, Okombe's brother, and his wife are being questioned by police over the incident.

According to friends, the rugby player died minutes after the incident.

Mr Okombe has been one of the pillars of the Rugby 15s in Kenya and has represented the country in various tournaments.

He was part of the Kenya Simba squad that beat Namibia in 2014, and went ahead to defeat Tunisia, Portugal and Spain in 2015.

The Rugby fraternity sent condolence messages to his family, describing him as a kind-hearted and devoted player.

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