Just a day after an angry mob almost brought his life to an end, Ivy Wangechi’s killer Naftali Njahi Kinuthia has spoken out.
While speaking to the Eldoret East DCI on Wednesday, the 28-year-old gave his own account of events leading to the brutal killing of the 6th year Medical student outside the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.
Naftali has revealed that constant disappointments and a heart break led him to taking the life of the 25-year-old student.
He says that he invested loads of money and emotions into their relationship but his love and financial kindness wasn’t reciprocated as per his expectations.
“The accused said he used to send the woman some money. The girl, according to the suspect, had told him that she was organising her birthday party, which would happen soon. He said he sent her some money to arrange the event. Since then, the woman refused to pick his calls, said the suspect. That is what prompted him to travel [from Thika] to Eldoret. He said he wanted to know why she was ignoring him.
When he [Kinuthia] arrived in Eldoret [Monday], the woman continued to decline to pick his calls. He said it got to a point where she switched off her phone. According to him, that angered him prompting him to look for an axe and kill the girl. We are still waiting for him to give more details after he is discharged from hospital.
He said it wasn’t his first time coming to Eldoret, and that he used to visit her often in the past. He said he visited her last Friday, and their meeting was brief. According to him, the girl told him that she was going to her residential place to take off her professional attire. She told him she would be back. However, upon reaching her residential place, the woman switched off her phone, effectively blocking her planned meeting with him,” revealed the Eldoret East DCI chief while speaking to a local media house.
“He said that also provoked him into returning to Eldoret [on Monday] to try speak with the woman. Upon returning to Eldoret yesterday, the man said he felt despised by the woman when she refused to pick his calls. From our sources, the suspect bought the axe and knife in Eldoret. They were sharpened in Eldoret. We’re yet to interrogate him further. Once he is stable, he will be taken to court,” said Mr Kingi.