Yesterday, a bodyguard attached to the IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati reported the incidence to the Police. According to the bodyguard’s Stephen Orad statement, his neighbour, Edward Okello, was stabbed in the chest by his girlfriend on Sunday at about 8.30 pm.
The girlfriend was identified as a Taita named Vigilance Shighi aged 29 years. She stabbed him with a kitchen knife.
A CCTV footage has emerged of Edward Okello, an engineer who was allegedly stabbed following a domestic squabble at their Nairobi’s Umoja II Estate home. Okello is seen walking out of a gate, bleeding profusely while clutching at his chest. He collapsed outside his neighbour’s house.
“I started screaming and shouting, asking other residents to come and help Edward. People rushed to the scene,” Elmerida Kemuma, a neighbour told Citizen TV.
Below is the CCTV footage courtesy of Citizen TV.
Woman detained for stabbing her boyfriend to death. Police granted 21 days to conclude investigations into case.
29-year-old Edward Okello was an aeronautical engineer at JKIA.
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) May 11, 2020
According to the police report at Buruburu Police Station,
“Edward Okello aged 33 years working as an airplane engineer at JKIA had been stabbed on the chest by his girlfriend, Taita female adult namely Vigilance Shighi aged 29yrs.”
He was rushed to Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital where he was pronounced dead while undergoing treatment.
Edward was 33 years old. On his social media, he did not post much about himself but favoured memes and inspirational posts.
Yesterday, yet another video of Shighi, the prime suspect in the murder, narrated events that led to Okello’s stabbing. Shighi recounted that he and the boyfriend had an altercation, adding that she could not recall most of the details that led to the fatal stabbing.
“As we were throwing stuff at each other…let me tell you the truth I swear before God, I don’t know what happened next, all I know is that he beat me. I don’t know what happened, I cook for him every day and do everything for him. I don’t know, the knife was just there, all I know is that we were fighting,” Shighi narrated in a video that has since gone viral.
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— Salma_zeinab🇰🇪 (@Salma_seinab) May 11, 2020