Kenyan police are holding a woman who allegedly killed her ex-lover inside her friend’s house where he had visited.

Mary Wambui Mburu is held alongside her friend Ann Wanjiku Njeri at the Ruai police station.

They surrendered to police on Saturday allegedly after killing Anthony Mugiri Wairimu.

Anthony was stabbed inside Njeri’s house and later succumbed to injuries.

They had broken up but the deceased kept visiting her ex-lover prompting her to move into her friend’s house. They lived in the same neighbourhoods.

Detective constable Benjamin Mumo of Directorate of Criminal Investigations [DCI] Ruai offices told a Makadara court the two were collected from Mawe Mbili police post on Sunday, where they had surrendered.

Mumo said investigations have not been conducted and he needs more time for the same.

He was praying for custodial orders to detain the two suspects for 10 days pending investigations.

Mumo said he is apprehensive that if the two are released on bail and bonds, they are likely to interfere with investigations owing to the fact that they reside in the same area with the key witnesses.

Part of the investigations to be done include recording statements of the suspects and witnesses, obtaining a post-mortem report to ascertain the cause of the deceased’s death and getting a mental assessment report of the suspects.

Senior principal magistrate Merissa Opondo granted the orders.

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