Dad, I can't believe I killed Ivy- Naftali Kinuthia
Naftali Kinuthia, the man suspected to have recently hacked to death Ivy Wangechi, had confided to his mother that he was in an abusive relationship.
Kinuthia, 28, is said to have killed the sixth year medical student in a bizarre fit of rage in Eldoret town, Uasin Gishu County.
Sometimes last year, a heartbroken Naftali expressed frustrations to his mother Nancy Kinuthia, revealing how he was disappointed with Ivy, 25, for whom he had a childhood crush on since their days in primary school.
According to Nancy, Naftali was surprised that Ivy had turned disrespectful. “My son told me that she (Ivy) constantly abused him,” said the mother, still reeling in shock at the turn of events. And like a caring mother, Nancy advised her firstborn son to end the relationship.
“For a long time since July last year, I thought they had parted ways because I never heard him complain thereafter until when I was hit with this unbelievable news that he has committed murder,” says Nancy.
Naftali, described as a recluse by work colleagues and relatives, is said to have been planning to marry Ivy in December.
The slain medical student at Moi University was in the final stages of completing her studies and it is claimed that Naftali was known to her as ‘George’.
Though Naftali’s mother says she thought her son had cut links with Ivy, a friend to Kinuthia claims he was determined to marry her and had even bought her a BMW as a gift last year.
We could, however, not immediately establish whether indeed Naftali had gifted Ivy such a car.
“I not aware that he had bought her a car, what I can say is that I thought they no longer talked to each other. When he was here during Christmas…”
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