Naomi Chepkemboi, the Pwani University student stabbed severally by ex lover Nicholas Koech, has disclosed circumstances that led to their break up last year.
Speaking for the first time since the Sunday attack, Chepkemboi revealed that she dumped the Kenyatta University boyfriend because he was irresponsible.
“When I told him that I have moved on, he couldn’t believe it. [I terminated my relationship with him because] he wasn’t a responsible man,” Chepkemboi told a local media.
According to Chepkemboi, Koech didn’t care for their new born baby girl, now four months old.
“His parents helped me and the baby for only two months. [After much thought], I saw it unwise to stick with him yet he wasn’t looking after his child. He was the type of a man who would forcefully take my money, when he found me in possession of some cash,” she added.
Reports indicate Koech attacked Chepkemboi after she returned Sh3,200 he sent for child support.
He is said to have traveled to Mombasa from Nairobi to demand for an explanation.
Koech, thereafter, stormed Chepkemboi’s room in the school hostels and brandished three knives he had hidden in a bag and stabbed his victim.
The third-year Bachelor of Science in Public Health student sustained serious injuries on her chest and neck during the attack.
Koech was arraigned in court on Monday.
The suspect said that he was angered by Chepkemboi’s family barring him from taking care of his child.
Naomi is my wife and I love her very much. We started dating back in 2016 while she was a first year,” he said.
The court directed Koech to be detained for eight days as investigations continue.