The key suspect in Mike Okombe’s murder, Maryanne Mumbi, decided to surrender herself to the authorities on Monday to undergo investigation. She had earlier fled the scene of the murder and was being pursued by police. According to Maryanne’s Lawyer, Mr Kamau Chomba, she surrendered herself at the Rongai Police Station before she was interrogated. According to some unconfirmed sources Maryanne and Okombe had a very troubled relationship prior to the incident.
Maryanne is believed to have stabbed Okombe in the chest during a scuffle that went south. They were attending a birthday party at a friend’s place when the argument broke out. Okombe was pronounced dead on arrival at the Valley hospital in Nakuru town.
At the time of his death Mr Okombe was part of the Kenya simba squad that beat Tunisia, Portugal and Spain in 2015. His Rugby teammates remember him as a kind-hearted, hardworking devoted player.