• Residents said the two had earlier in the week disagreed over a woman in a local bar where they were drinking alcohol.
• Rachuonyo South Sub-county Police Commander Lilies Wachira said they took the suspect to the same hospital for medication.
A 28-year-old matatu tout was Friday evening stabbed to death after disagreeing with a colleague at Oyugis municipal market in Kasipul constituency.
Alvin Otieno was killed after being stabbed in the neck following a short quarrel at the market in Oyugis town.
The suspect who stabbed him is said to be doing wiring (electrician) in Oyugis town.
Residents said the two had earlier in the week disagreed over a woman in a local bar where they were drinking alcohol.
Inside the bar, it is reported that they nearly fought but some bar attendants intervened by calming them down.
“They left the bar as everyone went their way. We thought they had buried the hatchet because we separated them as they enjoyed their drinks together,” a resident said.
But on Friday evening, a quarrel erupted again after the suspect met Otieno as he was resting on the first floor of the newly constructed Oyugis market.
The suspect was reported trailing him in disguise before getting him at the market.
A resident said the suspect suddenly attacked Otieno and stabbed him using a knife.
“Otieno bled profusely and died as he was being rushed to Rachuonyo South Sub-county hospital for treatment,” the resident said.
After Otieno was pronounced dead, an angry mob who are residents descended on the assailant with kicks and blows.
Some people assaulted the suspect using crude weapons.
Oyugis town Location Chief Nelson Muma was alerted before he rushed to the scene and rescued the suspect. The mob dispersed after the arrival of police officers from Oyugis station.
“We had to call the police to he me rescue the suspect. The suspect was seriously injured due to assaults by the mob,” Muma said.
Speaking over the matter, Rachuonyo South Sub-county Police Commander Lilies Wachira said they took the suspect to the same hospital for medication.
She said they will question the suspect to establish what transpired between them after he is discharged from the hospital.
“The assailant is currently under medication at the hospital. We’ll interrogate him to know what happened,” Wachira said.