Police are investigating the macabre murder of the acting finance director at Nairobi Hospital Erick Maigo.
Maigo, 40 was Friday morning found murdered in his house at Woodley estate, Nairobi.
His body was found with 16 stabs minutes after he had been killed at about 6 am, police said.
His assailant, a female who had probably spent the night at the house or accessed it in the morning escaped minutes before police arrived.
Kilimani police boss Moss Ndiwa confirmed the murder and revealed investigators are pursuing a suspect.
Neighbours at the Woodley Annex apartment said they heard Maigo groaning in pain.
They decided to go to his door and knocked it only to be confronted by a woman who informed them all was well and she was looking for the keys to open.
The neighbours could hear Maigo still groaning in pain and seeking help.
The lady who was in the house refused to open prompting the neighbours to alert the security at the compound.
They asked the security not to allow anyone from the house to leave.
According to police, they rushed to the Kibra police station where they made a report of suspicious activities at the house.
By the time police arrived at the scene, they found the woman suspected to have acted alone missing.
The door was open and Maigo’s body was lying in a pool of blood.
Police said the body had 16 stabs.
Ten of the wounds were on the chest and side at the back. It is not clear if the woman acted alone.
Police moved the body to the mortuary.
The murder comes ahead of a planned annual general meeting of the troubled hospital.
Police said they are investigating a murder and are pursuing a suspect who is yet to be identified.
Police said they are yet to establish the motive of the murder.