A businessman from Kiambu has baffled detectives after confessing to a gruesome murder.
Evans Karani, a businessman from Juja, told police he killed his 24-year-old friend Catherine Nyokabi on Wednesday last week.
The murder suspect, who is a sand broker in Ndarugo, told investigators that he had dated the deceased, a mother of one, for at least four years, but she was allegedly unfaithful to him.
Last week, he told police, he asked Nyokabi to delete a photo of her alleged lover because it hurt his feelings.
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But Nyokabi, who leaves a 6-year-old child, refused to get rid of the photo.
Karani’s original plan was to avoid the other man, but later change his mind and instead eliminate Nyokabi.
On the material day, he told the officials, he asked to meet her in Ndarugo later that evening.
Nyokabi was committed and fell into Karani’s death trap.
In his car was a Nissan Wingroad with registration number KCE 920V a bottle of their favorite wine.
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When she was completely drunk, the suspect strangled her with his belt and rope.
After finishing work, Karani, who also runs a transport company, drove to the Tola Estate in Witeithie, Juja constituency, where he intended to deposit her body.
But as fate would have it, the car got stuck near Bob Harris.
Here he mutilated her body. The knives have since been recovered.
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Karani tried to cover up the crime and tried to cover the body with mud. However, Nyokabi’s remains would later be exposed, prompting locals to alert the police.
The next day, Karani told investigators that he had tried to kill himself by rat poison, but the excruciating pain forced him to take some milk, which resulted in vomiting.
He would also call one of his close friends about the macabre ordeal. The friend notified the police.
Karani has been traced back to Kimbo Githurai’s area where he was hiding.
The vehicle has since been towed to the Juja Police Station and Nyokabi’s remains to the city morgue.
The suspect is due to be charged today.
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