On Monday night, a 30-year-old M-Pesa attendant was shot dead by an AP officer in Ruai after she turned him down.
Ruth Wangui was shot three times with an AK-47 on the fateful night.
According to the police investigations, Ruth Wangui was shot after Geoffrey Muthee asked why she chose another man over him.
Later after his henious act, Muthee is said to have attempted to commit suicide by shooting himself.
He survived and is admitted at a Nairobi hospital with a bullet wound in the mouth.
Nairobi DCI chief Ireri Kamwende said Wangui was hit by the bullets in the chest and stomach.
Officers from the Ruai DCI released a preliminary investigations report indicating Muthee and Wangui had known each other for barely a month.
Muthee is said to have left college last year and was recently transferred to Ruai AP camp.
According to the report, Muthee was a frequent visitor to Wangui’s M-Pesa shop and was therefore known to other business operators in the area.
Wangui is said to have turned down Muthee’s overtures, but the two were in talking terms.
The report said Muthee was heading to the AP camp at 8pm on Monday when he met Wangui.
They spoke briefly and Wangui walked back to her shop. It is then that the officer followed her and shot her before turning the gun on himself.
“AT ONE POINT, MUTHEE WAS OVERHEARD SHOUTING THAT WANGUI WAS IN ANOTHER RELATIONSHIP,” THE REPORT SAYS.
An ex boyfriend of Ruth has taken to his social meida to mourn her and pay tribute to her.
Willy Maina who was Ruth’s high school sweetheart in Muranga put up an angry post castigating her untimely death.
“The AP officer Geoffrey Muthee who did this hell act, tried to commit suicide but he is at hospital receiving treatment. I wish he dies, a coward man. Does he think was the 1st man to meet Ruth? He will suffer imprisonment life 4eva..Sh*t!!!!!”
In a more loving tone, he wrote a tribute message to the dead ex.
“YOUR MEMORIES HAVE BEEN ALWAYS IN MY HEART, THE HIGH SCHOOL LIFE WAS SOO GOOD TOGETHER. I CAN’T FORGET THE MOMENT OF JOY AND FUN WE SHARED. I STILL RECALL YOUR LAST HUG LAST YEAR NOV. YOU WILL ALWAYS REMAIN IN MY HEART…REST IN PEACE RUTH WANGUI…SOO SAD,” WILLY
Read some more tributes from her high school pals:
Nicholas Waititu: I was really saddened to hear about my great friends for years Ruth Wangui’s passing.
I hope that our love will comfort and strengthen her family and friends in the days ahead. Through this text, I send my condolences to all of us and her family. I hope the family gets all the support from us during this trying times and the strength to get on with life.
For you my who knew her i offer all my condolence wishes for the untimely loss of closest friend and darling to all of us. I pray to the Lord to bless us with the strength to cope up with the loss. Let be there for the family during this dark time, just the way Ruth was for all of us.
REMEMBER RUTH’S STORIES, AND HOW SHE MADE US FEEL; BY DOING THAT, PART OF HER WILL ALWAYS REMAIN WITH US. RIP ANGEL RUTH MAINA.”
Jane Macharia: Waaat? Karuth is no more, haki way happened.
Essyessi Maina: Tulikuwa tunachop na yy sec mananga kwao ni njanjara karibu na njanjara factory. May her soul rest in peace tho very hard tu blive it.
Gladiez Lawrence: Shine on your way classmate.
Here are some of her photos