ISIOLO, KENYA: A middle-aged man on Sunday killed a 21-year old woman in Isiolo after spending better part of night drinking at a local pub.
The man identified as Timothy Mbogo is said to have picked a quarrel with the woman after his expectations were not met.
According to County police commander Charles Ontita, the two had been taking alcohol at a local bar only to start quarreling towards dawn.
Witnesses at the bar said the man wanted to go to a lodge with the woman who police declined to identify until next of kin is informed.
She was 21-years and hails from Odha estate in Isiolo town.
‘‘He actually tried to force her out of the bar and when she resisted, he swore to kill her. He made the threat real when he removed a sword from his jacket’s breast pocket and stabbed the deceased several times,’’ said one of the barmaids.
The suspect allegedly claimed before the incident that he spent money on the deceased.
Timothy Mbogo, 52 also attempted to commit suicide by stabbing himself several times.
Police said Mbogo, a convicted murderer from a previous case in Embu died an hour after he was admitted at the County Referral hospital. He was a casual labourer in Isiolo town and he was listed as a resident of Bula Pesa estate.
A barmaid who attempted to help the deceased was stabbed on the left shoulder and was also rushed to the referral hospital and admitted.