Police are holding a man in connection with the murder of a missing 26-Year-Old woman.
Lydia Nyaboke Onano, who was staying with her younger brother in Ngara, was reportedly meeting her boyfriend for the first time last month when she went missing.
According to her younger brother Japheth Onono, Ms Nyaboke used to talk for long hours with the ‘boyfriend’ before her disappearance on July 23.
“Just days before she disappeared, she used to talk for long hours on phone with someone. Out of curiosity, I asked her who it was, and she told me it was a new boyfriend. So on that Sunday, she was going to meet him for the first time,” said Japheth, a second-year electrical engineering student at Technical University of Kenya.
Last Friday, Onono and his family received news from the Special Crimes Prevention Unit that a suspect had confessed to the murder.
The suspect, Richard Nyakina, told officers that he had known Lydia for over a year and he killed her for allegedly cheating on him.
He told the investigators that on the fateful day, Lydia received a call from another man who was referring to her as ‘sweetie’ and upon demanding to know who the caller was, an argument ensued.
He then hit her on the head and later used her bra, blouse, and shoe laces to strangle her to death.
He also revealed that he dumped her body in Ngong forest, near Lenana School.
According to the police, the body of an unidentified woman had been found there and taken to City Mortuary.
A post-mortem report indicated that the deceased died from strangulation.
The suspect was arrested last Thursday in Gucha, Kisii County after police traced Lydia’s phone to a Form Four student whom the suspect had sold the phone to.