Police in Langata have arrested a 15-year-old girl for allegedly stabbing to death her 19-year-old boyfriend.
Lang’ata sub-county Police commander Gregory Mutiso confirmed the incident and said that the girl was to be interrogated to establish what transpired.
According to witnesses, the girl stabbed the form two student twice in the chest after they had a quarrel before hearing screams, and on checking they found the boy on the ground with blood all over his body. The mother of the Standard six pupil says she was not aware of her daughter was and was yet to come to terms with the incident.
Attempts to save the Form two student were futile as he was pronounced dead on arrival at St Mary’s Hospital, Langata.
The National Council on Administration of Justice raised alarm on the rise of domestic violence and sexual offences in the country noting in its report that in some cases the perpetrators are close relatives.
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According to government data, 45 per cent of women and girls aged 15 to 49 have experienced physical violence and 14 per cent have experienced sexual violence.
In February, a man stabbed his girlfriend killing her while also attempting to commit suicide. The man, Simon Wamalwa was a first year student at Sang’alo Institute of Science and Technology, Bungoma County, stabbed his girlfriend, Mildred Wanyonyi after engaging in a quarrel.
According to witnesses, the two were living together in the same room in a hostel outside the campus since joining the institution early the year. Wamalwa had claimed that his girlfriend had acquired a 'sponsor’ who was pampering her with gifts. The girlfriend denied and a quarrel ensued and that is when he stabbed her several times.
Wamalwa is later said to have turned the knife on himself in an attempt to commit suicide but was rushed by his colleagues to hospital.
A 29 year old woman, Salome Kanini, was admitted at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) in January after allegedly being set on fire by her estranged husband at their matrimonial home in Ongata Rongai, Kajiado County.
Salome’s brother John Njenga said her sister’s estranged husband called her with instructions to come and fetch their son’s school uniform as he was joining nursery. But when she got homes the man poured petrol and burnt her.
The two, Njenga explained, had already separated in September last year and her sister had returned to live with her parents in Kiserian together with their two children after the five-year marriage failed.