June 21, 2024

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Nyeri Nurse Killed by Man She Nursed Back to Health, Married

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  • Freelance photographer Stephen Muriithi is a man on the run after fatally stabbing his wife of twenty years Lydia Nyaguthii at their home in Unjiru, Mathira sub-county
  • Nyaguthii was Muriithi’s nurse at Tumutumu PCEA Hospital where he was admitted after a violent attack by his former wife who also scalded him with hot water
  • Nyaguthii nursed him back to health both emotionally and physically, but 20 years later he turned against her and allegedly killed her in cold blood

Stephen Muriithi is a man on the run after fatally stabbing his wife of twenty years Lydia Nyaguthii at Unjiru village in Mathira West sub-county.

Lydia Nyaguthii was murdered by her husband.
The late Lydia Nyaguthii (l) and her husband Stephen Muriithi (r). Photo: Daily Nation.
Source: UGC

Met twenty years ago

The two met twenty years at Tumutumu PCEA Hospital in Nyeri County where Nyaguthii was a nurse and Muriithi was a victim of domestic violence.

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Muriithi, who is a freelance photographer was wheeled into the hospital after his former wife scalded him with hot water, but the case was thrown out by a Karatina court under unclear circumstances.

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Nyaguthii took it upon herself to care for Muriithi for over three months and the two fell in love in the process of him receiving tender care from her.

The two married soon after

Daily Nation reports the two married soon after he was discharged from hospital, but their love seems to have gone sour in the two decades and the man Nyaguthii had cared for – both physically and emotionally – turned against her.

Muriithi allegedly stabbed her several times with a knife at their home, killing her instantly. The late nurse’s body was taken to the Karatina mortuary and police launched a manhunt for Murrithii.

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According to the neighbours, the photographer was a reserved and laid-back man.

Kept domestic matters to himself

“Muriithi, or Abbas, as we called him, is a close friend of mine for a long time, but it was very hard to understand him since he kept his domestic matters to himself. He looked disturbed, but he did not tell us what was happening,” said Mr Joseph Weru, a health officer.

Weru said he met Nyaguthii as she walked home from work minutes after 5 pm but in less than 30 minutes, someone called to tell him about the tragic incident.

“The couple are my neighbours and very close family friends. I met Lydia as she went home from work on that fateful day and she seemed to be in a hurry, so we didn’t talk much. However, a few minutes after we parted, I received the call. On arriving at the scene, I found her in a pool of blood. It was very shocking,” he said.

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A fellow freelance photographer, David Gikandi, said: “I have interacted with Abbas for a long time as a colleague and have always known him as a very humble person. When I first heard the news, I couldn’t believe it.”

Set to travel

In a separate story, a man who killed his wife last year had been planning to go and visit her parents and ask for their blessings.

Eric Mutugi and his wife were set to travel to Bungoma but that visit never saw the light of day as 24-year-old Mutugi killed his wife in Thika in their hired car.

The couple was to visit the woman’s family to get their blessings and to also unveil their baby.

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Source: TUKO.co.ke

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