Police officers in Ngong have arrested a man suspected to have killed his wife in Oloolua area of Ngong on Tuesday morning.
The area police commander, Rashid Mohamed, said the man who had earlier been thought to have escaped to Narok through Suswa Road, was arrested in Kibiko within Ngong on the day he allegedly killed his wife.
“While acting on a tip-off, the police waylaid and arrested him in a house he was hiding in. We are waiting for him to be brought in so we can interrogate him,” said Mohamed on Wednesday morning.
On Tuesday morning, grief hit Oloolua area of Ngong after the suspect allegedly trailed his wife to a shop they are renting and attacked her with a knife.
The incident happened soon after 11 am as eyewitnesses claimed the man entered into the premises and started attacking his wife.
Henry Kinyanjui, a local businessman in Oloolua, said he knew the family so well, adding that after the incident the man escaped arrest and also attempted to take tick poison but was arrested and rushed to hospital.
“They have been fighting severally but it had never reached this height. They have had issues at their home in Kibiko but today’s attack has shocked us,” said Kinyanjui.
Police Commander Mohamed, who confirmed the incident, said that after the attack the woman was rushed to Zam Zam hospital in Ngong town but was pronounced dead on arrival.
“My OCS is at the scene to gather information, and as soon as we have all the necessary report on the alleged homicide, we will brief you,” said Mohamed on Tuesday.
He said his officer commanding Ngong police station is expected to initiate the investigation with fellow DCI officers.
Mohamed had said on Tuesday the information he received indicated the victim was attacked with a sharp object and had wounds on her thighs and neck.
Another witness, name withheld, said the attacked woman had been married to the man for some time and the couple had three children.