28-year old Naftali Njahi Kinuthia has revealed the motive behind his brutal attack on Moi University student Ivy Wangechi.
Speaking to Eldoret East DCI boss Ali Kingi on Wednesday, Kinuthia claimed that he had invested emotions and money in Wangechi but she did reciprocate.
“The accused said he used to send the woman some money. The girl, according to the suspect, had told him that she was organising her birthday party, which would happen soon.
“He said he sent her some money to arrange the event. Since then, the woman refused to pick his calls, said the suspect. That is what prompted him to travel to Eldoret from Thika. He said he wanted to know why she was ignoring him,” he told Citizen Digital.
“When he arrived in Eldoret on Monday, the woman continued to decline to pick his calls. He said it got to a point where she switched off her phone.
“According to him, that angered him prompting him to look for an axe and kill the girl. We are still waiting for him to give more details after he is discharged from hospital.
“He said it wasn’t his first time coming to Eldoret, and that he used to visit her often in the past. He said he visited her last Friday, and their meeting was brief.
“According to him, the girl told him that she was going to her residential place to take off her professional attire. She told him she would be back. However, upon reaching her residential place, the woman switched off her phone, effectively blocking her planned meeting with him,” revealed the Eldoret East DCI chief.
“He said that also provoked him into returning to Eldoret on Monday to try speak with the woman. Upon returning to Eldoret yesterday, the man said he felt despised by the woman when she refused to pick his calls. From our sources, the suspect bought the axe and knife in Eldoret.
“They were sharpened in Eldoret. We’re yet to interrogate him further. Once he is stable, he will be taken to court,” Kingi told the publication.