KDF officer kills girlfriend over a pair of female shoes found in his house

Police scene Do not cross the line

Following the mysterious death of a woman, police in Nairobi County nabbed a Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) officer on Sunday night.

After finding a pair of shoes whose owner was eventually identified as Hilda Kobia Kajuju, John Gitau allegedly killed his lover Esuron Phoebe Kaele, who is also a KDF officer.

According to the police report, after Phoebe discovered the pair of shoes, Gitau and Phoebe began bickering, resulting in a brutal brawl.

Gitau, who is based in Embakassi Garrison, reportedly stabbed his girlfriend multiple times after she traveled from Garissa County to see him.

"The officer called his workmate, Evans Munene, and informed him that he had killed his girlfriend at his rented house on Kidero Place within Mihang'o Police Station," according to the report.

Munene was prompted to call the cops, who arrived quickly.

The lifeless body was found on the sofa in the house's sitting room.
The dead had paid an unscheduled visit to surprise her boyfriend, according to the investigation.

"However, when she arrived, she saw a pair of lady's shoes at the front door.

"A fight occurred when she asked her boyfriend who the owner of the sneaker was," the article continued.

During the squabble, the accused allegedly seized a kitchen knife and used it to st*b the deceased on the right side of the neck.

Security personnel processed the area, and the tool he had used was discovered in the restroom.

A bucket of blood-stained garments was also found in the bathroom.
The deceased's body was sent to the Forces Memorial Shujaa Hospital morgue for a postmortem.

Kajuju and Gitau have been apprehended by the police.

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