|Worried residents at the scene|
A man has been arrested by Police in Eldoret Town, Kenya after he allegedly killed his pregnant girlfriend and attempting to throw the body into a river. According to DailyNation, police officers said the 32-year-old may have killed the woman on Friday or Saturday. However, witnesses told the police they saw the man carrying a sack around 11pm which later turned out to contain the head of the man's girlfriend.
“We met the man carrying the sack which appeared heavy. He was from his house. We asked if we could be of assistance but he refused,” said Mr Amos Wafula, a plumber. “We didn’t know why he dropped the sack near the gate and rushed to his house before locking the door,” added Mr Wafula’s friend.
Also speaking on the matter, the man’s landlady, Ms Damaris Wangare, had revealed that she didn't know the man who moved into the building two weeks ago came with a pregnant girlfriend. She further revealed that she had been hearing commotion from the house but thought it was other tenants.
“Nobody knows him well. In fact, when he came to look for a house and moved in, he was alone. We had no idea he had a girlfriend. “A tenant had notified me of his intention to move so I thought he was taking his things to the gate. “Someone then called me and when I went outside, I saw a sack with a woman’s body inside. I raised alarm then informed the police.” She said.
Eldoret West DCIO Ali Samatar said the woman’s identity had not been established and investigations to establish the motive of the killing had been launched. “The reason for the killing remains unknown. We are holding him to establish why he may have done that. We also want to know who the woman is,” he told the Nation.