Police in Kirinyaga County Kenya has launched manhunt for a 40-year-old man who allegedly killed his friend on claims that the friend started a relationship with his ex-wife, Josephine Wawira.(pictured)

The suspect identified as Simon Gitari allegedly stabbed to death Simon Muriithi,45, after he spotted Muriithi entering Josephine Wawira’s house at Kamucege Village in Mwea on Tuesday night.

According to Wawira, 37, the suspect stormed her house shortly after Muriithi’s arrival, and demanded to know why she allowed Muriithi access to her house that late in the night. An argument ensued. The suspect reached for a kitchen knife and stabbed

Muriithi to death.

Wawira raised the alarm, but Gitari escaped before neighbours arrived at the scene. Mwea East Deputy County Commissioner, Edwin Chabari, confirmed the incident, saying police are looking for the suspect. Wawira is separated with the father of her two children, Gitari, seven years ago.