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Woman killed by lover after rejecting marriage proposal

A sombre mood engulfed residents of Ingobor, Nakuru County after a man killed his lover by chopping off her head after she turned down her marriage proposal.

Residents of Nakuru Town West peep through the window of a house where a woman was killed by her lover.

Confirming the incident, Nakuru Police boss, Joshua Omukata, said the victim, Rose Owuor, also had several wounds on her hand, face and legs.

After killing Rose, the man attempted to commit suicide by taking poison but was stopped by neighbours and was rushed hospital in Kaptembwo, Nakuru Town.

According to the neighbours, the man had been consistently persisting Rose to marry him, an offer which she turned down.

Neighbours said they heard cries of help on Tuesday evening from the house and went to check but found the door locked.


They later went and informed the local chief who in turn called the police and came back only to find Rose lying dead in the house.

Rejected overtures

After interrogation, the man informed police officers that he wanted to marry the woman but she turned down his request.

He claimed to have spent a lot of money wooing Rose into a relationship for several months with the intention of marrying her.

He confessed to have showered Rose with many gifts which  she turned down and then is when he decided to kill her.


Earlier this week, a man in Nyeri died after he set his own house on fire following  a heated argument with his wife.

The wife admitted that her husband was fond of beating her up and burnt the house down with the sole intention of killing her.


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