The hunt for German national identified as Krabbe Dietter Gunther is over after he was found dead in Mombasa, Kilifi police boss Nelson Taliti has confirmed.
Gunther’s body was found in Bamburi, Mombasa County, on the ground floor of a five-storey building in Kiembeni, Mr Taliti said.
The 58-year-old man is suspected to have taken his own life by jumping from the fifth floor of the building.
“The man had a fight with the woman in their house on Wednesday night. He killed her and then ran away. His body was found at around 6am on Saturday by members of the public, who then alerted the police,” Mr Taliti said.
“It has not been established if he had booked a room in the hotel before committing suicide. I am yet to get the details.”
The police are yet to establish how long the deceased had been in the country.
Gunther was suspected to have killed his Kenyan girlfriend, Cynthia June Akinyi after a heated argument on Wednesday night at around 10 pm.
The foreigner, witnesses told authorities, was seen leaving the apartment in Mdomodoni kwa Chief area of Mtwapa, with two bags in hand at around 5 pm on Thursday.
Curious neighbors peeped through the window and found the 34-year-old woman’s body wrapped in a white bedsheet. They then alerted the police.
Confirming the incident was Kilifi South Sub-County Police Commander Mohammed Wako who noted that Akinyi who worked at a local entertainment joint was indeed sharing the apartment with the foreigner.
She is said to have moved into the apartment in December 2020 and was later joined by the German.
“Blood was still oozing from the nose and mouth when we found it. We are looking for Gunther for questioning,” said Wako, adding that the body had injuries at the back of the head and neck.
“We have circulated the details of the suspect to police stations countrywide to aid in tracing the suspect who is a person of interest as of now.”