Bomet man stabs neighbour to death over Ksh 400 debt

Police in Bomet have arrested one Evans Mutai after stabbing to death his neighbour over a Ksh 400 debt.

Mutai who runs a shop in Sibaiyan is reported to have stabbed Keter in the chest and continued with his daily duties at his shop unperturbed by the incident.

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“Police in Bomet have detained a man who killed his neighbour last night, over a Sh400 debt. Evans Mutai who owns a shop at Sibaiyan location was arrested after he stabbed Festus Keter, 35, on the chest and went on to trade merchandise at his premises unperturbed.

The incident followed an argument over a Sh400 debt, which the deceased owed the shopkeeper. After being stabbed on the right side of the chest, Keter was left for dead outside the shop.” Said DCI

It was a concerned villager who met the lifeless body of Keter before informing the police who arrested the suspect and recovered the murder weapon. Mutai will be arraigned in court on Monday.

“A concerned villager who stumbled on the body of the deceased, informed detectives based at Chesoen police station about the incident. The officers immediately rushed to the scene 10 kilometres away and conducted preliminary investigations into the murder, after which the suspect was apprehended.

The murder weapon a blood stained knife was also recovered & kept as exhibit. Mutai, shall be arraigned in court Monday, to answer to murder charges. Meanwhile the body of the deceased is lying at Longisa hospital mortuary pending postmortem.” Said DCI

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Berryl Achieng
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