CRIME

Man stabbed to death mediating a scuffle in Nyeri

The victim was stabbed on the neck with a kitchen knife.

In Summary

•According to police report, the victim fell with a thud, blood gushing from his neck after he tried to intervene a fight.

•The suspect, 26-year-old Joseph Kagwe Wahome, is accused of stabbing the victim on the neck with a kitchen knife he had allegedly tucked in his body.

Crime scene
Crime scene
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A man was on Wednesday stabbed to death as he tried to separate two men fighting in at Kieni's Barrier market in Nyeri.

According to a police report, the victim fell with a thud, blood gushing from his neck after he tried to intervene a fight.

The suspect, 26-year-old Joseph Kagwe Wahome, is accused of stabbing the victim in the neck with a kitchen knife he had allegedly tucked in his body.

Director of Criminal Investigation George Kinoti said the good Samaritans was rushed to Nyeri County Teaching and Referral Hospital where he was dead on arrival.

"Further probing by the police established that Kagwe had at first stabbed his opponent in the belly, before turning the killer knife to the deceased," Kinoti said.

"Luckily, injuries on the first victim were not so serious, as he was treated at a local medical facility and discharged in fair condition."

The suspect who tried to escape was cornered and booked at Narumoru Police Station to be charged with murder.