By James Gitaka in Uasin Gishu County
Police in Burnt Forest, Uasin-Gishu County are looking for a young woman who stabbed her elder brother in the head and back following a land dispute.
The suspect, 20, is said to have driven a kitchen knife into her sibling’s back and head on Monday, April 27 after the brother, 25, allegedly harvested maize from a parcel of land (0.6 acres) that the two are wrangling over. The incident happened in the afternoon at the siblings’ parents’ home located at Rurigi area in Kipkabus, Burnt Forest.
K24 Digital understands that the suspect and the victim, who are biological siblings, have been at loggerheads for a long time after each received backing of either of the parents.
The man, Ezra Kipchumba, is said to be supported by the mother, whereas the woman, Peris Chemng’etich, is said to be receiving backing by the father, who is a civil servant attached to road and public works department in Uasin-Gishu County. Both siblings, are said to have been allocated the contested land by either of the parents.
After stabbing Kipchumba, the Chemng’etich is said to have fled the scene.
Kipchumba, who was treated at Burnt Forest Sub-County Hospital and discharged Monday evening, filed a report at Rurigi police post.
The victim accuses the law enforcement agents of demanding a bribe of Ksh1, 000 from him before they could give him a P3 Form and, thereafter, arrest the suspect.
Naiberi OCPD, Lucy Kananu, assured the victim that the suspect will be arrested and charged with attempted murder. Kipchumba has since gone into hiding because he fears for his life.
“We are also investigating the victim’s allegations that police officers at Rurigi post demanded he parts with a bribe before he could be issued with a P3 Form,” Kananu told K24 Digital.