Residents of Kieni town, Nyeri county were left in utter shock after a scuffle between two men at Kieni’s Barrier market turned fatal when a third man who had rushed to separate them was stabbed to death.
The suspect, identified as Joseph Kagwe Wahome, 26, is said to have tucked in the alleged murder weapon, which he would brandish soon after the scuffle ensued.
“Against the common loggerheads that locals wouldn’t be surprised at on a normal market day, yesterday’s was different. Kagwe had a kitchen knife tucked in his person, which he brandished and squarely drove into the neck of the victim before he could be restrained,” DCI said.
According to the police, the good Samaritans rushed the victim to Nyeri County Teaching and Referral Hospital, only for him to be declared dead on arrival.
However, further probing into the matter by the police established that Kagwe prior to his heinous act had at first stabbed his opponent in the belly, before turning the killer knife to the deceased.
“Luckily, injuries on the first victim were not so serious, as he was treated at a local medical facility and discharged in fair condition,” DCI said,
The suspect was cornered and has since been placed behind bars at Narumoru Police Station, being processed for arraignment over the said murder.