Thursday, October 08, 2015
NAIROBI (HOL) ---A resentful Ethiopian man has stabbed a Somali girl to death in the Kenyan capital on Wednesday and then committed suicide after she scrapped his marriage proposal a week ago.
The Ethnic-Oromo Ethiopian man by the name Abdimalik has reportedly stabbed the girl called Saado multiple times in the Somali-dominant Nairobi suburb of Eastleigh where the two lived after she rejected his marriage proposal.
The man has immediately killed himself before the police arrived after drinking toxic substances to end his life, according the lady’s relatives.
Witnesses in Eastleigh told HOL that the man confronted the lady with a long knife in his hand as she walked out of her apartment and started stabbing her after she insisted his proposal would not work for her.
Security forces who immediately arrived the scene have launched an investigation to determine the motives behind the murder which sent shockwaves across the Somali community in Kenya.
Eastleigh, an overly populated Nairobi suburb is largely resided by Somali and Ethiopia communities in Kenya. The business hub serves as the crucial peaceful environment for Somali and Ethiopian citizens fleeing war and poverty in their respective countries.