A 38 year old Evans Karani in Juja, Kiambu County has baffled detectives after he allegedly confessed that he murdered his estranged girlfriend on Wednesday last week.
Karani told detectives that he dumped Catherine Nyokabi’s body near a forest hoping it would be eaten by wild animals.
Mr Karani, who runs a transport business and doubles up as a sand broker in Ndarugo, had dated 24-year-old Nyokabi, a mother of one, for nearly four years but their relationship had been rocked with claims of infidelity with Mr Karani accusing Ms Nyokabi of having an affair with another man.
Karani then told detectives that, early last week before the murdered happened, he had unsuccessfully tried to convince Ms. Nyokabi to delete a photo of the alleged new lover from her phone to no success.
Mr Karani allegedly said Ms Nyokabi refused to do so, and this is when he started hatching a plan to kill her.
He said his first intention was to kill the alleged lover but he later changed his mind.
On Wednesday evening, the day Mr Karani executed the murder plot, he called Ms Nyokabi on phone and told her that he wanted to meet her so that they could iron their differences.
Ms Nyokabi obliged and asked for money for the hairdresser. She would later meet Mr Karani in Ndarugo without knowing that she had gotten herself into a death trap.
Inside his Nissan Wingroad, registration number KCE 920V, Mr Karani had a bottles of wine, her favourite, and after exchanging pleasantries, he told her that he had bought the drinks to enable them relax and talk.
Mr Karani told police that when he noticed that Ms Nyokabi was completely intoxicated and could hardly talk, he strangled her with his belt. To ensure she was really dead, he reclined her seat and used a rope to finish the job.
Mr. Karani was arraigned in court today.