Naftali Kinuthia killed Ivy Wangechi due to rejection: police

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  • Mr Kinuthia, 28, killed 25-year-old Wangechi at MTRH on Tuesday, using an axe and a knife, after scaring away people who could have rescued her.
  • Eldoret East DCI chief Ali Kingi said Mr Kinuthia and Ms Wangechi had communicated consistently.
  • It was said that the situation took a turn on Friday after Mr Kinuthia visited Ms Wangechi at her place of work in Eldoret.
  • They met briefly but she later did not answer his calls, causing him to get angry.

Detectives investigating the gruesome murder of Moi University medical Student Ivy Wangechi on Wednesday pointed to frustration on the part of the attacker, Naftali Njahi Kinuthia.

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