A 24-year-old woman in Nakuru today morning stabbed her husband aged 25 years to death following a domestic squabble.

Neighbours told the press that the two, who have a young baby, spent the better part of the night quarrelling before the woman, identified as Mercy Njeri, picked up a kitchen knife and stabbed the man, who was only identified by one name Kevin, killing him instantly.

Police who arrived at the scene at Gorofani Estate, Pipeline area were unable to access the house as hundreds of area residents surrounded the house baying for the woman’s blood.

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According to the caretaker of the building where the murder took place, Boniface Kariuki, the woman went into shock after she realised the gravity of her actions.

He said that the woman stabbed the man on the chest once.

The body of the deceased and the suspect were holed up in the house for hours as police tried to disperse the angry crowd.

KNA by Jane Ngugi