Detectives have launched a search for a man who murdered his Burundian girlfriend at a Mombasa guesthouse.
Stephen Matu, the Mombasa County Police Commander said the deceased, identified as Jean Marie, had booked into Mikma Guest House located at Mwembe Tayari at 4:30pm on Sunday, alongside Duice Mirigo Ogembo, who is believed to be her boyfriend.
Matu said officers drawn from Central Police Station had received a distress call from the facility’s guard, who alerted them of a body found in a pool of blood inside one of the rooms.
“Upon arrival, they found the body of a woman in a pool of blood. It had injuries on the neck and a deep cut in the lower abdomen, exposing the intestines and other body organs. Both her thighs, chest and right arm had deep cuts,” said Matu.
The police boss added that the suspect had escaped by jumping out of the room’s window. The badly mutilated body was moved to Coast General Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.