A Kirinyaga man has been arrested for allegedly murdering his girlfriend and burying her in a shallow grave within his compound at Kiandieri village.
Sources indicate that the suspect Simon Murimi Wanohi was arrested on Sunday at Barisho in Ndia constituency at around 3am.
Kirinyaga Central Deputy County commissioner Daniel Ndege said that the suspect was confronted by his father digging a hole on Tuesday night. When asked about it, he said it was a garbage pit.
But when the father visited the son’s home last Wednesday, he found the pit buried and notified the area chief and neighbours who decided to unearth the pit.
Minutes after uncovering the hole, they saw the feet of a lady and realised that the body had been buried by the suspect.
Beatrice Kabari, the deceased mother said she went missing on last week Monday. The body was exhumed on Friday and taken to Kerugoya hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem.