There are many other disturbing cases of lovers ending up dead in circumstances police attribute to domestic quarrels.
Early this August, Kiambu-based businessman Jonathan Mukundi Gachunga and his wife Philomena Njeri were found dead in their living room. Police suspect the businessman shot his wife then turned the gun on himself.
Last April, a GSU police officer and his traffic police wife were also found dead in their living room in Nairobi. Following investigations, Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai said the GSU officer, Hudson Wakise, shot and killed his wife, Pauline Wakasa, before shooting himself.
In January, a man was arrested for the gruesome death of a woman in Nairobi’s Mwiki area. The woman was killed in her house, the body tied onto her bed and set alight. Neighbours discovered the woman’s body as they tried putting out what they thought was an accidental fire.
In May, former high school principal Jane Muthoni was convicted for the 2016 killing of her husband, Solomon Mbuthi. The court heard that Muthoni hired assassins because she suspected him of having an extra-marital affair.
The National Crime Research Centre, a public body formed to research the causes of crime in Kenya and its prevention, reports that crime is a consequence of multiple factors. It cites personal choices, unemployment, poverty, drugs and stress.