Church keyboardist allegedly stabs college student for rejecting his advance

Church keyboardist allegedly stabs college student for rejecting his advance

Police has arrested a man for allegedly stabbing a 20-year-old student, Faith Makau, with a knife after she rejected his advances.

Both Makau and her alleged attacker fellowship at a local church in Mwingi, where they are members of the youth group.

Speaking to The Standard on Saturday, the hospitality student at Kenya Utalii College, Kitui campus, says her brush with death happened on Thursday, August 19.

According to Faith, the 24-year-old suspect who plays the keyboard in their church, attempted to kill her by stabbing her three times in the abdomen.

Makau says her harrowing ordeal occurred at 9:00 am when she’d left her rented house in Mwingi Town to buy airtime from a nearby shop.

“On my way to the shop, I met the suspect, who requested me to help him carry musical instruments to the church. I didn’t sense any danger, as it’s normal for members of the youth team to assist in church activities. I, consequently, agreed and accompanied him to his house,” Makau told The Standard.

The college girl says upon reaching the suspect's house, she saw two kitchen knives on the table.

"Given that it was his house, I thought it was normal for someone to sometimes forget cutleries in the living room.”

She claims her suspicion was triggered when her aggressor allegedly locked the door from the inside and hid the keys.

"He told me: ‘I have been expressing interest in you, but you always reject my advances. Today, I want to prove to you that if I won’t have you to myself, then no one else will’,” said Makau.

She alleges that the suspect picked one of the knives from the table and cut her in the index finger.

"He, thereafter, stabbed me in the abdomen twice. I was in shock and too weak to scream. When he stabbed me for a third in the stomach, I fell down and pretended I had died,” said Makau.

The student says the man, thereafter, opened the door and left.

"Convinced that he had gone, and wouldn’t return anytime soon, I rose up and started walking towards the door, while in deep pain and bleeding profusely. On reaching the exit, I was shocked to see him coming back. It was then that I gathered courage and screamed for help.”Latest Post