Police officer arrested over the bizarre murder of his lover in Nairobi

Their relationship which began on Facebook was full of physical abuse, ending in death after he allegedly smashed her head with a hammer

File image of Police Officers and members of the public at a scene of crime

Detectives have arrested a police officer identified as Tairus Mwangi over the gruesome death of his lover Purity Karwirwa.

The deceased allegedly met a gruesome death after her head was bludgeoned multiple times in the head, nose and back using a hammer.

The two who were 26 years old met about one and a half years ago on Facebook and got into a relationship that the deceased’s relatives maintain was abusive right from the start.

“Their relationship was full of physical abuse, with the suspect often being the aggressor,” confirmed Erick Kimathi, a brother to the deceased.

“Rarely would their conversations end without the two disagreeing over an issue,” added Skitter Ntinyari who lived with the deceased.

Mwangi who is based in Malindi reportedly travelled to Nairobi on Tuesday and requested to meet Karwirwa who lived with a friend in Nairobi’s Donholm estate.

They met and proceeded to Ruaka where the suspect’s sister lived where an argument ensued.

During the arument, Mwangi is suspected to have grabbed a hammer which he allegedly used to end his girlfriend’s life, hitting her in the head, nose and back, killing her on the spot.

CCTV footage taken at the building shows the suspect leaving the house alone having changed clothes after allegedly murdering the deceased.

The body of the deceased was found in the house by the suspect’s sister on Wednesday even when she returned home, on to find her lying in a pool of blood.

She reported the incident to Karuri Police Station, prompting a manhunt for the suspect who had escaped to an unknown location.

Detectives used the suspect’s phone signal and tracked him down to a bar in Kahawa West on Thursday, February 27. He was arreted and taken to Karuri polixe station where he is held with investigations underway.


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