A 43-year-old man who allegedly hacked to death his fiancée, Kenya Railway’s auditor Faith Mueni, before going into hiding has been arrested.
Harrison Mutisya allegedly killed the 35-year-old lady on Saturday, March 26, at their home in Kalama, Machakos County over a suspected love triangle.
Mutisya was arrested on the morning of Friday, April 1, at Miniamax Swallows lodging in Mlolongo town just two days after Mueni’s car was recovered abandoned in Emali.
Athi River sub-county criminal investigations officer John Kanda said the suspect was nabbed after he had unsuccessfully attempted to commit suicide.
“It was reported to Mlolongo police station on 01/04/2022 at 0530 hours by one Margaret Nyambura, a lodging attendant of Miniamax Swallows, that there was an unknown person who had lodged in room number 3 on Thursday and had collapsed at the door within foam emanating from the mouth and nose,” read the police report.
Upon rushing to the scene, Kanda identified the person to be Mutisya, who was being sought by the DCI Machakos over Mueni’s murder.
He was then rushed to Kitengela Level 4 Hospital in Kajiado county where he is being treated under tight security.
Police recovered sachets of poison in the lodging room he had checked in.
Mueni’s younger sister Lucia, as earlier reported by GOTTA.news said Mutisya was a silent person who kept to himself, making it impossible to know if they had issues in their marriage.
However, from the information she gathered, she said the suspect used to tap into the deceased’s phone as he was very insecure.
“Mutisya did not speak a lot. We could not even know if they had issues. From the information I’m getting from friends, he used to tap my sister’s phone. The guy was very insecure. My sister did not consider it a big issue, she would defend him when questioned about the phone tapping issue by her friends. Maybe he had his own tribulations and insecurities that is why she decided to butcher my innocent sister,” said Lucia.
According to an account corroborated by Lucia and Mutisya’s parents, the couple had supper together at Mutisya’s home.
But they failed to show up for breakfast by 9 am the following day as was the norm prompting Mutisya’a mother to go and check on her son and daughter-in-law only to find the door locked from the outside with a padlock.
The deceased’s car was also missing from the compound where she had parked it with her husband and their four-year-old daughter.
The ensuing events would see the discovery of Mueni’s body lying in a pool of blood with her throat partially slit, right-hand cut in several places and head with deep panga cuts.
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