Man kills girlfriend, stashes her in gunny bag

Police in Kitengela, Kajiado County, Kenya have launched a hunt for a middle-aged man accused of killing his girlfriend.

It is alleged the suspect strangled his lover on Friday night and hailed a boda boda at 5am Saturday with instructions that he be taken to a forest in Changombe area to dump some “unwanted house item”. The incident happened at the victim’s house in Kitengela.

The suspect is said to have wrapped his girlfriend’s body in a bedsheet, put it in a polythene bag, which he, thereafter, stashed in a gunny sack.

When the boda boda he had hailed arrived, he loaded the gunny sack on the pillion and sat while positioning his “luggage” strategically not to fall off.


On being asked by the boda boda operator where he was headed, the suspect said he wanted the rider to take him to a forest to dump the “unwanted house item”.

A few meters from the pick-up point — the deceased’s house — the rider, became suspicious of the passenger’s luggage, leading to a disagreement between the two.

It was at that point that the suspect hopped off the motorbike and fled, leaving his girlfriend’s body on the passenger’s seat.

On looking at what the passenger had carried in the sack, the rider was shocked to discover it was a human being’s body. Immediately, he raised the alarm, attracting neighbours’ attention.

The transporter and the neighbours, thereafter, filed a report at Kitengela Police Station.

The deceased, who was in her early 20s, and her boyfriend are said to have lived in the neighbourhood for two weeks now.

When authorities went to the couple’s rented house, they found it empty.

Isinya Sub-County Police Commander Kinyua Mugambi said a manhunt for the suspect has been launched, and investigations into the woman’s murder have begun.

The deceased was taken to Nairobi’s City Mortuary upon her family’s request.

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