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Bomet: Police Detain a Man For Killing his Neighbor at Night

Blood-stained knife. Photo courtesy

Police in Bomet has detained a man for killing his neighbor over a sh. 400 debt on the night of 23rd October.  

According to a report by the DCI, Evans Mutai a shopkeeper at Sibayian location, Bomet county was arrested after he stabbed Festus Keter, 35, on the chest and went on to trade merchandise at his premises undisturbed.

An aggravated argument over a sh. 400 debt which the deceased owed the shopkeeper led to the incident. Keter was left for the dead after being stabbed on the right side of the chest outside the shop.

A concerned villager who stumbled on the body of the deceased informed detectives based at Chesoen police station about the incident.

The police officers rushed to the scene, 10 kilometers away, conducted preliminary investigations, and apprehended the suspect awaiting further probe into the matter.

The murder weapon, a blood-stained knife was also recovered and kept as an exhibit. Mutai shall be arraigned in court on Monday to answer to murder charges.

The body of the deceased is lying at Longisa hospital pending postmortem on Monday

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