Kirinyaga: Man surrenders to police after stabbing friend

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On Wed, 31 Aug, 2022 11:21 | < 1 min read
Kirinyaga: Man surrenders to police after stabbing friend
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Police in Kirinyaga county are investigating circumstances under which a man was stabbed in the armpit by his friend after an argument in Kagio town.

The suspect, Evan Shigori Ndegi aged 29, later surrendered to the police and is being held at Kagio Police station.

Police in Kirinyaga confirm incident

Confirming the incident, Kirinyaga West sub-county police commander David Kabena said the police have already launched investigations into the matter.

The victim, a 30-year-old man, is undergoing treatment at a Kagio hospital.

"James Kangeri Njeri 30 years old was stabbed under the armpit and taken to Kagio Nursing while the accused surrendered to Kagio police station namely Evan Shigori Ndegi aged 29 yrs. Already in our custody pending investigations" the police boss said.

The incident comes weeks after a man in Nakuru shocked the court after confessing that he stabbed his girlfriend because he was in a state of 'temporary madness'.

While appearing before High Court judge Joel Ngugi, the suspect identified as Edmond Ruto, testified that on February 19, 2018, he stabbed his girlfriend Cynthia Cheplang'at six times.

As he presented his certificate of good conduct, Ruto also told the court that he was a reformed man following the training he received at Nakuru GK prisons.

He further pleaded with the court to grant him a non-custodial sentence of three years so that he can use the skills he acquired to help other students battling similar cases.

"I am the cause of everything and it pains me because my actions brought unimaginable pain to both Chelang'at's family and mine. I am sorry and I regret everything,

"If I knew what I know now, maybe Chelang'at would still be alive today," Ruto stated.

Ruto will be sentenced on September 29, 2022.