Shock is still rife in Gatuanyaga village of Thika, Kiambu County as residents try to come to terms with the horrific murder of a middle-aged woman inside a hired vehicle. The incident that saw the suspected killer slit the woman’s neck has left locals dumbfounded as it happened a few meters where another man was last month found dead and his skin removed. Hours after murdering the woman who is suspected to be his lover, the man, 24 hid himself inside a nearby bush and stabbed himself severally. The pain of stabbing himself is what made him scream, attracting the attention of angry locals who were baying for his blood.
Locals lit fire around the bush forcing the suspected killer out following which they beat him to death. The brutally murdered woman was in the company of an unharmed 4-month-old baby inside a car that was found abandoned by members of the public. Inside the hired vehicle, a sharp knife and a metal file were recovered leaving locals suspecting that the man had planned to brutally murder the 20-year-old woman. According to police, the two who had just taken chips and chicken meal before the man descended on the woman are from Kenyatta Road in Juja, Kiambu County. The bodies of the two were taken to General Kago mortuary in Thika as sleuths commenced investigations to ascertain what led to the incident.