ODM leader Raila Odinga has addressed the recent increase in homicides, especially by lovers.

In a statement on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Mr. Odinga expressed concern over the rising number of such murders and advised young people to cherish their significant others.

The former Prime Minister called for a national dialogue on the matter after advising young people to be tolerant and solve issues in their love lives.

"It is unfortunate that after winning their partner’s heart, instead of going on to cherish and love them, some suddenly turn physical, and at times horrifically end up killing them. Too many lives are being lost on an almost daily basis going by media reports," Mr Odinga said.

"This scourge must come to an end. The abnormality of these murders cannot become the normal No! If you cannot reconcile, then, leave and let live. We need an urgent candid discussion on #GenderBasedViolence as a Nation," he continued.

Catherine Nyokabi's Murder

Yesterday a 38-year-old businessman Evans Karani confessed to the gruesome murder of Catherine Nyokabi adding that he has no regrets whatsoever.

Karani, who was the primary suspect, narrated to the police how he planned and executed her murder on April 14, 2021, before dumping her body in a bush at Witeithie, Kiambu County.

Police reports revealed that he planned to kill her after catching wind that she had an affair on the side. He told the police that he had invited Nyokabi to wine and dine with him, as they solve their relationship issues. The suspect bought her favourite wine.

They had drinks in his car and when she became intoxicated, he strangled her with his belt.