Vihiga: Man On The Run After Allegedly Stabbing Girlfriend To Death
James Mutonyi, in mid-30s, is said to have gone missing on Sunday after learning that the altercation he allegedly had with the lady Saturday night in a pub led to her death.
Confirming the incident area assistant chief Michal Okusi said that Mutonyi had received information that his girlfriend was spotted with another man in the pub where he went, called her outside and stabbed her severally before leaving.
"The lady was rushed to Equator Hospital at Luanda town before being referred to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Hospital where she was pronounced dead upon arrival,” said Okusi.
Okusi added that angry residents then stormed Mutonyi's home baying for his blood, where they razed down his one-roomed house and killed a cow.
“The mob had come to avenge themselves on the suspect but when they failed to get him they burnt his house and caused destruction of property in the home,” added Okusi.
Okusi has cautioned residents against taking the law into their hands, advising those dissatisfied with their partners to seek counsel.
“Everline Achai was a girlfriend to James Mutonyi who we know has four children. The wife of the suspect reportedly ran from the marriage over claims of battering,” Okusi said.
The incident comes barely three months after a man from neighbouring Ebusiralo Sub-Location hacked his girlfriend to death.
Meanwhile, the victim's family has returned the corpse of their daughter to Maseno Coptic Mission Hospital Morgue awaiting autopsy and a probe has been launched by Luanda police.