A city businesswoman is still in shock after her lover allegedly destroyed her property worth hundreds of thousands from her home in Kasarani constituency, Nairobi.
The businesswoman, Jane Wanjiru said that her boyfriend, only known as Kariuki, broke inside her home on Sunday, smashed her car windows and proceeded to vandalize her bungalow.
Wanjiru said she was not home at the time his lover broke into her home, and he only called to inform her that he had broken into her house.
According to witness in the area, Kariuki, a police officer attached to Hurlingham police station, was armed with a panga and a pistol and had threatened to use the weapons on anyone who tried to get in his way.
She said that their fallout started a month ago when her lover asked her to pay for a car loan that had taken, but she refused.
The businesswoman claimed that Kariuki threatened to kill her when she told him she was not in a position to help him pay the loan.
She further said that her life is in danger and she has not been spending nights in her home, pleading with Women Rights Defenders to come to her rescue and help her get compensation for the lost property.
Wanjiru also claimed that she has since reported the case to the police, but so far nothing has been done.
Cases of domestic violence have been on the rise, especially after the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country.
Women Rights activists argued that women and young girls are more vulnerable to exploitation and physical abuse in the wake of the Covid-19 restrictions.
Yesterday, a student from the University of Eldoret was arrested after he allegedly stabbed his lawyer lover in Nairobi after an argument ensued.
The student reportedly stabbed the 33-year old lawyer three times on the back, abdomen and collarbone.