By Chris Ojow
An Egyptian national has been killed by
a man facing charges of fraud at Jamhuri
estate in Nairobi.
The Egyptian was allegedly killed by the
suspect on July 25,2022 when he stabbed
him eight times.
The suspect identified as Stephen Kimani
later on attempted to kill himself
According to police reports at the
Jamhuri police station the accused
wanted to take his own life through
slitting his throat.
In court papers the Egyptian together
with his Kenyan girl friend alleged that
the suspect defrauded them large sums
of money and was on the run.
They managed to locate his hideout and
found out that he was living at one of
the apartments at Jamhuri Estate.
When the suspect realised that the two
had pursued him at the apartment an
argument ensued and that’s where he
picked a knife from the kitchen,stabbed
the deceased and killed him.
The commotion attracted law enforcers
from Jamhuri Police Station who were on
patrol and rushed to the scene.
The officers found the suspect holding
the kitchen knife with blood stain on
Kimani’s clothes had blood stain on it
and the deceased was lying in a pool
of blood in the suspect’s house .
Upon seeing the police, the suspect
locked the door and slit his throat in
an attempt to commit suicide prompting
the officers to break the door and
accessing entry into it.
He was rushed into a nearby hospital
for medical attention.
He was booked at the police station for
the offense of murder contrary to
section 203 as read with section 204 of
the penal code.
Kimani who is a father of a young
family and the sole breadwinner, was
arraigned before Milimani Senior
Principal Magistrate Zainab Abdul on
Police when they presented him in court
they sought to detain him for more days
as they complete with their
investigations before officially
charging him with murder.
The court was informed by the State
Prosecution that the investigation team
needed more time to contact the Egyptian
Embassy and notify the deceased
Detectives too want to conduct a DNA
test from the deceased relatives and
have the body taken for a postmortem
Police were granted eight more days to
complete their investigations before
presenting the suspect before high Court
to plead to murder charge.