Dorcas Jamilla Ouma, a 100-level student of Kisumu Polytechnic was gruesomely murdered on Tuesday, November 12, following an online altercation with her boyfriend.
The couple is alleged to have quarreled on Tuesday evening before the suspect fatally stabbed the woman in the stomach.
According to reports , the 27-year-old suspect – a former Maseno University student, was arrested on Wednesday, November 13, after he was found hiding in a thicket just a few metres away from his girlfriend’s mutilated body.
One of the eyewitnesses, Angeline Akinyi, narrated how they rushed to the scene along the Kisumu-Kakamega highway after hearing her screams.
She further claimed to have found Jamilla bleeding profusely from multiple stab wounds, and that she pointed out her killer before dying as she was being rushed to the hospital.
Tom Simbiri, the DCI officer at Kondele Police Station, said investigations into the killing have been launched. He said Jamilla’s body had been taken to the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary.
The initial reports claimed that the fatal argument between the two lovebirds took place on social media, where the suspect went on to share one final disturbing post before he allegedly committed the gruesome murder.
“Be careful when you love that girl you see on my profile picture. She has killed me. Real love is not there and can never exist. I am the first man in her life but now I stink to her and her family who thinks I will waste their daughter because I am poor,”
“Love is not riches or poverty. People fight. I developed asthma … I slept in the cold for her.” the suspect is said to have posted online.
The DCI officer stated that the suspect would be held at the precinct pending a psychiatric test.