A 40-year-old woman in Naivsasha has been arrested for allegedly stabbing her 18-year-old husband to death.

The woman, a former flower farm worker, stabbed her teenage husband, a fisherman, in the chest following a dispute at their home in Kasarani village.

According to a neighbor, the two had been cohabiting for the last one year.

“The two used to fight. But today’s incident was serious. The woman grabbed a knife and stabbed the husband on the chest. He died before he could be taken to hospital,” the neighboiur said.

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru said the suspect was being held at Naivasha police station.

He noted that initial investigations pointed to murder. Mr Waweru said officers had recovered the knife used in the attack, and recorded a statement from the suspect.

“The body has been collected and taken to the local mortuary. The suspect will be arraigned on Tuesday to face murder charges,” Waweru said.

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