A Kenya Defence Forces soldier and his girlfriend were Sunday arrested over the murder of a female soldier in Utawala area, Nairobi in a love triangle.
The slain soldier identified as Phoebe Kaele was based at Modica Garisson, Garissa while his boyfriend identified as John Gitau was based at Embakasi Garisson in Nairobi.
Officials said Phoebe had arrived home on Sunday unannounced and found Gitau with another woman which prompted a quarrel.
The said stranger was hiding when Phoebe arrived but her shoes were at the door.
Phoebe demanded to know the owner of the shoes and this degenerated to fighting.
It was then that Gitau picked up a kitchen knife and stabbed his girlfriend and fellow soldier in the neck killing her.
He and his mistress then tried to clean the pool of blood that had oozed from the deceased and hid the blood soaked clothes in a bathroom.
Gitau lived in a rented apartment outside the military camp. And after the incident, Gitau called one of his colleagues to break the sad news to him.
The colleague later called the police.
A team that arrived at the scene said they found the body of Phoebe on the sofa set.
They also recovered the killer weapon and a bucket with blood soaked clothes from the bathroom.
Gitau and the mistress were arrested over the said murder as the body was moved to the mortuary.
Police said they plan to conduct an autopsy on the body as part of the probe into the murder.