Naftali Kinuthia, the main suspect in the murder of Moi University medical student Ivy Wangeci has confessed to Killing her.

Naftali Kinuthia confessed today, Friday 3rd March saying that he killed Wangeci using an axe after she rejected him.

Kinuthia said he acted after seeing his long-time friend and intimate lover hugging another man on her birthday when he had travelled all the way from Nairobi to Eldoret to wish her happy birthday and had even paid Sh14,000 for the birthday party.

Earlier he said Ivy had informed her about the birthday and that she needed Sh28,000 to host a party.

She requested him to help her with the cash and Kinuthia sent her Sh14,000 promising to deliver the balance on April 10th which was her birthday. After, Ivy blocked him. He travelled to Eldoret in his car and went to the medical school where he packed his car and decided to locate Ivy physically. His arrival was however not what he had expected and Ivy asked him to leave.

"She told me that I was not invited to the party and that I should immediately leave. I was so shocked by what she was saying. At that point I didn't even answer I knew she had burned all the bridges and there was no way I would restore our relationship."

He decided to go back to the car and leave but As he was getting into the car he looked back and saw her hugging and holding hands with a male friend around 50 meters away.

He said he remembers getting an axe from his car to attack Ivy but noted that he was not himself during the events that followed leading to Ivy’s death.

He said the axe had been in his car for over a year and he had bought it for his own security.

"Those events greatly impaired my thinking. At that point, I lost control and was too angry because of what was happening before me. I wasn't myself again and can't tell how I decided to pick the axe and attack her."

He said after the incident he was attacked by members of the public and beaten causing him to sustain many injuries and lost consciousness. He was rescued by a police officer and taken to the Moi Referral Hospital for treatment. When he woke up a nurse informed him that Ivy had died.

In his statement, he said he regrets how he handled the situation and he wishes he could have done things differently.

"I wasn't myself. It's hard, and I feel bad for the victim's family. If there was anything could be done now, I could do it."

The 25 year old Ivy Wangeci was hacked to death outside the Moi Referral Hospital in Eldoret on April 9, 2019.

The case will be mentioned on April 25th for final submissions before the judgement.