A prison warder attached to the Malindi GK prison is in police custody for the murder of his girlfriend.
Tairus mwangi is believed to have killed Purity Karwirwa by hitting her with a hammer five times on the head and several times on different parts of the body.
The autopsy report indicated she died as a result of repeated blows by a blunt object, consistent with assault.
Her hands also has injuries which show there was a struggle before death.
Police visited the scene and recovered the murder weapon, a hammer, and his clothes. The officer changed his clothes and left purity’s body in his sisters house.
Tairus was Thursday arrested at a bar in Nyamakima area and presented before court on a miscellaneous application.
He is expected to be charged with murder on the 13th of march when he will be presented before court again.