Woman stabs police officer in Nairobi

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Detectives have launched a manhunt for a woman suspected of stabbing her former lover, a police officer attached to Zimmerman Police Station in the outskirts of Nairobi.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the woman, identified as Pamela Njambi, 30, attacked the officer as he left her house on Sunday night after a failed reconciliation attempt that lasted for around 30 minutes.

According to the officer, Njambi had invited him to her house to rekindle the dying relationship.

However, the officer turned down the request and informed his jilted lover that their relationship had run its course, and he had since moved on with his life.

This did not appear to have gone down well with the 30-year-old woman who followed the officer discreetly as he left her residence. Upon reaching the gate to the apartment, the woman stabbed the officer with a sharp object before fleeing into the darkness.

The officer was rescued by neighbours who responded to his screams. They rescued him as he bled profusely and rushed him to St John's hospital, where he received first aid before being transferred to a specialized facility within the city for further treatment.

"The officer who suffered a stab wound in the abdomen is currently in stable condition as efforts to arrest the assailant intensity," said the DCI.

Given the increased cases of knife attacks between couples, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations has encouraged couples to seek alternative dispute resolution methods, including seeking the intervention of family members, counselors, church leaders, etc., instead of resulting in criminal acts whose consequences could be dire.

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