Police in Germany are pursuing a Tanzanian national suspected to be behind the murder of a Kenyan nurse.
Police believe 32-year-old Halfan Ally Halfan was directly involved in the death of 27-year-old Mary Waithera Kamathi, who was last week found stabbed.
Halfan has since reportedly gone into hiding, but authorities said they have stepped up operations to arrest and charge him.
“The investigators are looking for one suspect Halfan Halfan Ally over the murder and the autopsy has revealed that Kenyan lady was killed by blows to the head,” said one of the officers.
Waithera's younger brother Samuel Njuguna said the suspect had been employed by his sister in her shop in Germany.
“The suspect was well known to my sister but they fell out as he was not delivering in terms of sales before the murder took place,” he said.
Njuguna said the family is arranging on how to airlift her body back to Kenya for burial. “I have applied for a visa in the Germany embassy and my prayer is that it will be approved so that I can fly out and help organize how the body of my sister will be flown back,” he said.
Her lifeless body was found lying in her shop in the town of Essen on Wednesday last week. Waithera hails from Kayole estate in Naivasha, Nakuru County.