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Woman stabbed to death on Christmas outside her house.

A 55-year old woman was on Christmas morning stabbed to death by an unknown number of people outside her house in Makongeni Phase IV Thika.

The victim, Lucy Nyambura Kang’ethe, is said to have gotten out of the house to light a jiko in preparation for a Christmas luncheon for her family at around 6am when the incident happened.

While narrating the unfortunate incident, the deceased's husband Moses Kang’ethe Kaniaru who was visibly traumatised, said that they had no idea what had happened.

“We just got out to find her on the ground. She had no enemies... I have no idea why she was killed.”

He however admitted to hearing some screams outside but it never crossed his mind that they were from his wife since such distress calls are common in the area especially from young people getting back home from night entertainment.

“I did not for any reason think that she was the one because for one, it was already morning and I had no reason to suspect anyone could harm her whatsoever. But within a few minutes, one of my neighbours rushed to my door and asked me to get out as my wife had been stabbed by unknown assailants,” explained the devastated husband.

Upon getting out of their residential plot, they found Lucy on the ground and writhing in pain. She had sustained four bad deep knife-stub injuries on the ribs and stomach which led to over bleeding and her death.

They immediately rushed her to the Thika Level 5 Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Her death still remains a mystery because according to her husband, she has never complained of any threat to her life notwithstanding that nothing was taken from her.

“I really don’t know how to explain this because it cannot be classified as robbery. Her death is still a puzzle to me,” said Kang’ethe.

The deceased was a fruit vendor at Madaraka Market.

“She goes out to work earlier than this and at times comes back late in the evening but I have never heard her complain of any attack, and then this happens. It’s such a shock. It’s shaken the whole family.”

However, Kang’ethe admits that the area is common with petty thieves and young boys who attack residents at night and at dawn.

“I have lived here for the last 12 years and petty thefts and mugging are the order of the day around here. People get attacked every day,” he said.

He now appealing to the police to step up security patrols and mop out all suspicious characters in the area. He is also calling for thorough investigations to apprehend the killers of his beloved wife.

Lucy’s body is now lying at General Kago Road Funeral Home.

The deceased has left behind three children.

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