SUCCUMBED TO STAB WOUND

Man killed as drinking spree turns tragic in Bomet

Kipkoech who equally suffered stab wounds was treated and discharged.

In Summary

• Peter Ekai 30, and Elphas Kipkoech 26, were on a drinking spree at  Kamagut before they started arguing about their jobs.

• Ekai was unfortunately stabbed in the chest and rushed to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Crime scene.
Crime scene.
Image: THE STAR

A man was been killed after a drinking spree turned soar in Longisa trading centre in Kamagut.

Peter Ekai 30, and Elphas Kipkoech 26, were on a drinking spree at  Kamagut before they started arguing about their jobs.

DCI boss George Kinoti said Ekai turned to his friend Kipkoech and accused him of plotting for his downfall, at a local security agency where he worked as a guard.

"He reportedly told Kipkoech that he had reliably learnt that he wanted him sacked, so that he could replace him at ChapChap security agency," Kinoti said.

Kinoti said a bitter argument then ensued between the two who were already drunk, with Kipkoech denying the allegations.

"As the war of words escalated, tempers flared up and they started fighting using sharp objects," he said.

Ekai was unfortunately stabbed in the chest and rushed to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Kipkoech who equally suffered stab wounds was treated and discharged.

He was however whisked to Eldoret Police station for processing to answer to murder charges.

"Crime scene detectives based at Eldoret documented the scene and collected crucial details in relation to the crime," Kinoti said.

Meanwhile , a 29-year-old man committed suicide on Saturday night at deliverance court in Umoja estate, following a disagreement with his wife over an unknown issue.

His wife had made good an earlier threat to quit their marriage, despite his pleadings that she doesn’t desert him.

After the argument, the woman is reported to have packed her belongings and gone back to her parents home in Dandora.

The man only identified as Brayo was so heartbroken and later in the night he wrote a text message to his estranged wife informing her that he had left her the world. ‘nimekuwachia dunia.’

Worried, the woman tried to call him to dissuade him from taking his life but the man’s phone went unanswered.

She returned to the house early Monday morning accompanied by Brayo’s brother to check on him, only to find his body lying on the bed.

Brayo had taken a poisonous substance that killed him instantly.

Scene of Crime detectives documented the scene and moved the body to Mama Lucy hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.

Edited by D Tarus