VIDEO: 2 suspects on the run after stabbing watchman, IT officer in failed bid to photograph estate

By Victor Mogoa On Tue, 22 Sep, 2020 11:13 | < 1 min read
The stab wound victims, Dennis Nyabuto and Joseph Maingi, who later died after a hospital in Nairobi refused to admit them because they were on a go-slow. PHOTO | VICTOR MOGOA

Police officers in Kayole, Nairobi are following leads to arrest two suspects who stabbed two people at Leijona lifestyle centre building in the same estate after being denied access to the shopping complex.

The victims, Joseph Maingi and Dennis Nyabuto, both 23-year-olds, were killed after an argument with the two suspects.

According to witnesses, the two suspects had been denied entry to the lifts leading to the building’s gym and rooftop.

The building’s management had discovered the two suspects idling in the unfinished hotel and had made a habit of going to the roof and taking aerial shots of Nasra estate which seemed suspicious.

Some of the neighbours, who were interviewed by K24 Digital, claimed that the suspects had also stabbed and killed another person in Mandera County but sought refuge in Nairobi.

Their victims bled to death as their efforts to access Mama Lucy Hospital were unsuccessful after nurses on duty allegedly informed them that they were not admitting patients because of a go-slow. There was no one to offer them first-aid.

The two, who sustained stomach, thigh, and chest injuries, later died after they were taken to Metropolitan Hospital. One was announced dead on arrival while the other succumbed to his injuries later, but on the same night.

The family of one of the victims faulted Mama Lucy Hospital for not showing mercy to their son, Dennis, by offering him first-aid.

Kayole OCPD Paul Wambugu, who did not comment on camera, said that his officers are following crucial leads for the culprits.

The stabbing incident occurred on Thursday, September 17.

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