Panic in Kayole, Naivasha after unknown man stabs atleast 10 minors and wome


• The suspect is said to have been operating using a motorcycle to launch the attacks.

• The suspect does not steal from his victims.


Residents of Kayole estate, Naivasha are living in fear after it emerged a lone suspect stabbed and seriously injured over 10 minors and women in in the last two weeks.

The suspect is said to have been operating using a motorcycle to launch the attacks.

Area MCA Alex Mbugua said that the suspect had been terrorizing the residents for days adding that his motive was yet to be established.

Mbugua has further called on the residents to volunteer information to police.

"Over 10 persons including women and children have been attacked and left with wounds in the last two weeks and we are calling for security reinforcement and patrols," Mbugua said.

He added that businesses have been affected leading to early closures for fear of victimization and attacks by the suspect.

It is believed the individual has taken advantage of the blackout in the area to orchestrate his crimes.

Teresia Wagechi, a victim, said the perpetrator had followed her to a shop aboard a motorcycle when he drew a knife and left her with sharp cuts on her left eye before fleeing.

Wangechi said neighbours who responded to her cries rushed her to the nearby medical facility.

She called on security personnel to act before more residents were attacked.

“I reported the matter to the Karai Police Post where five people had recorded statements after being attacked by the suspect who did not steal from his victims,” Wangechi said.

Cecilia Wacuka, another victim, said the perpetrator had ambushed her outside her house when he suddenly alighted from a motorcycle and within seconds left her with deep cuts on her right eye.

Wacuka said residents are living in fear of more attacks by the perpetrator and pleaded with security personnel to reinforce patrols and conduct investigations into the worrying incidents.

"The alleged suspect's motive is to attack women with a sharp object and doesn't take any personal belongings which leaves many questions unanswered," Wacuka said.

Jusmel Ndung'u, a community volunteer said the recent incidents have left the residents living in fear, affecting businesses that have been forced to close doors early.

Ndung'u said the suspect has taken advantage of a month-long power blackout to terrorise residents which has worsened the security situation in the estate.

Speaking on the phone, Naivasha OCPD Stephen Kirui acknowledged the recent incident noting that the police have since launched investigations into the matter.

Kirui called on the victims to report the matter to the area police to provide more information that would help investigators close in on the said individual whose identity is still a mystery.