Drama is unfolding at Kayole, Nairobi, where a man suspected to have killed his girlfriend is threatening to commit suicide.

Officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations hunted down the suspect to a house in Kayole.

According to the detectives, the man had locked himself in the house and was threatening to jump.

"Detectives have cornered the man believed to have murdered his ex-girlfriend in Njiru, by tying her up inside her house & setting it on fire.

"The suspect, who has been on the run since the Friday incident has locked himself up at a house on the fifth floor of an apartment in Kayole," a statement by the DCI indicated.

Murder suspect

Police surrounded the suspect, who had climbed to the roof of a house at Kayole Junction where detectives are pleading with him to not commit suicide.

"He is currently at a balcony, threatening to commit suicide. Our officers are at the scene pleading with him not to take his life on account of his actions since all is not lost," he said.

The 27-year-old man is suspected to have killed 34-year-old Margaret Muchemi last week before setting her on fire.

Ruai DCI officers recorded statements of the deceased’ two house helps last week, who told the police that their boss was last seen alive in the company of the ex-boyfriend.