The 25-year-old man who is identified as Daniel Mwangi alias Dan, had
first attempted to stab himself, before ingesting pesticide. When the
suicide attempts failed, he resorted to ending his life using a rope
tied to the rafter.
Cinta Nyambs, was found lying in a pool of blood with multiple stab
wounds in the chest, neck and stomach. Residents said Cinta and Dan had
engaged in a heated argument Monday night before Cinta’s screams were
heard emanating from Dan’s rental house
According to Dan’s neighbour, Andrew Marwa, he heard Cinta’s screams at
7pm Monday, but could not gain access into Dan’s house since the house’s
main door was made of steel, making it difficult to break the door
“At first, I thought
the woman was screaming due to a robbery attack, only to be informed
that Dan had killed his girlfriend before taking his life,” said Marwa.
One of the residents, who broke into Dan’s house after several
attempts, said the two lovebirds were already dead by the time he got
access into the house.
“The house was a mess;
several broken clay cups were spread in the room; a strong smell of the
pesticide had filled the air,” said Dan’s neighbour, Silas Awiti.
A suicide note left behind by Dan implied that Cinta was having a
love affair with another man, which sparked the fatal jealousy.
“I love her so much
she cannot date another man while I’m still alive. It is so stupid of me
to do this (commit murder, suicide), but why should I live?” read the
note in part.
Paul Itume, a village elder in Molo, said had the neighbours
responded to Cinta’s screams in good time, her life would have been
Itume expressed concern over the frequent cases of partners
committing murder or suicide in Molo town, urging lovers to solve their
differences amicably without resorting to violence.
Molo Deputy County Commissioner David Wanyonyi, who confirmed the
incident said the loss of lives of Cinta and Dan was as a result of love