Linah Keza, 29, a former Miss Africa contestant, was found dead in a pool of blood by neighbours who heard her screams. Her daughter Holly was discovered crying beside her body as the attacker rushed out of her home. Miss Keza’s former boyfriend, named locally as club promoter David Kikawa, 38, was later arrested on suspicion of murder after handing himself in to police and remains in custody.
Friends said the killing came after months of rows between the on-off couple, who were well known on London’s African party scene. A police panic alarm was installed at Miss Keza’s rented first-floor flat in Leyton, East London. Relatives said her ex-boyfriend, who is Holly’s father, was ‘jealous and possessive’.
Last night, the Metropolitan Police alerted the Independent Police Complaints Commission over fears it could have done more to protect the victim. Officers were called to Miss Keza’s home at 4.30am on Wednesday by neighbours who heard screaming and thumping.
They discovered the pastor’s daughter had been viciously attacked. One neighbour described how he was confronted by the killer when he broke down the front door of the Rwanda-born model’s flat.
The block of flat where she was murdered