Detectives in Juja are holding in custody a 37 year’s old man who is alleged to have stabbed his estranged wife 17 times to death. Evans Kamau was arrested on Tuesday this week in connection with the murder of Esther Njigi Nyaga a mother of three. Ether who was a nurse at Muruka dispensary in Kandara Murang’a county was living with her three children in their matrimonial home at Everest estate in Juja after she separated with her husband a former kra staff two years ago following a series of family disputes. The estranged couple had three kids, a girl and
two boys aged 11,7 and 2 years respectively, they were wedded in 2010 in a colorful church wedding.
Purity Gathoni a neighbor said that Easter’s eldest daughter knocked on their gate and informed them that their father had stabbed their mother and that they should go and take her to the hospital. After rushing to the house they found her in their bedroom lying in a pool of blood. En route to the hospital Esther in excruciating pain told her neighbors that she was attacked by Evans Kamau her husband, she passed on upon arriving at Thika level 5 hospital.
The husband is said to have broken into the house on several occasions while armed in pursuit of the deceased, he is said to have executed the murder as his last mission after a court order restrained him from visiting the homestead.
Evans is alleged to have accessed the home through the backdoor after disconnecting the power to the home and the entire compound.
According to Juja DCIO Richard Mwaura, the suspect was arrested on Tuesday and arraigned before Thika court on Tuesday, A miscellaneous application was granted by the court to allow the DCI to complete investigations.
The suspect is expected to take a plea in connection with the murder early next week. Mwaura added that a post-mortem report showed the diseased died of excessive bleeding from stabs inflicted on the deceased by a suspect with a predetermined mind. Magdaline Muthoni mother to the diseased who was overwhelmed by the emotions and her two sons expressed hope that justice will be served to their kins killer. Muthoni also expressed fear for her life with the three children who are under her care as the same brutality could be meted on her. Easter will be buried at her mother’s home in Kamulu, Nairobi county.