By Patrick Mutisya in Machakos County
Police in Machakos have arrested a 17-year-old girl for fatally stabbing her 31-year-old step-father.
The teenager is alleged to have stabbed her dad during a domestic wrangle between the suspect’s mother and the deceased. The incident happened at the couple’s home in Mukameni Village, Kang’onde Location in Masinga Sub-County on Thursday, July 30.
Area Assistant Chief, Caroline Mwaluko, told K24 Digital that the attack victim returned home in the evening and picked a quarrel with his wife, the suspect’s mother.
During the melee between the partners, the teenager is said to have reached for a kitchen knife and stabbed her step-father in the rib area, leaving him seriously wounded.
The victim was taken to Masinga Sub-County Hospital before being transferred to Matuu Level 4 Hospital, where he died.
The suspect, who sat her KCPE exams in 2019, was arrested and is being held at Masinga Police Station.
“After failing to secure secondary school admission this year, she went to Nairobi to seek employment as a house-help. Recently, she returned home after her mother complained to her that she (mother) and her husband were having unending marital conflicts,” said area assistant chief Caroline Mwaluko.