A woman in Nyeri town on Thursday morning stabbed to death a thief who attempted to rape her inside her shop.
According to police, two robbers broke into the shop in the wee hours of the morning and hid items at a nearby bush.
Neighbours raised alarm and the woman’s husband rushed to the shop to face off with the criminals.
The thugs took off in different directions and when the woman came to her shop, she was attacked by one of the robbers who was hiding at the nearby bushes.
A scuffle ensued and the woman reached for a knife and stabbed the robber in the neck.
The injured man attempted to escape but collapsed and died a few metres from the shop.
Nyeri Central deputy sub-county police commander Bernard Amugune said officers were still investigating the incident.
“It is true there was such an incident this morning. We are still processing the information but we will release the details later,” he was quoted by a local daily.
The stolen items were recovered and the body of the deceased was taken to the Nyeri County Referral Hospital Mortuary.