• The deceased was among five riders injured in violent confrontations when the factions squared it out Monday evening at Nyanchwa area.
• Doctors said his situation began deteriorating Tuesday afternoon before he succumbed to his injuries at around 2pm.
A rider who was allegedly injured when warring factions of boda boda riders clashed in Kisii on Monday has died.
The deceased was among five riders who injured in violent confrontations when the factions squared it out Monday evening at Nyanchwa area.
Doctors said his situation began deteriorating Tuesday afternoon before he succumbed to his injuries at around 2pm.
"He had lost too much blood when he checked in," Dr Oimeke Marita, the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital boss said.
The patient, he said, was put on ventilator when he was brought in late Monday.
Reports of death quickly sparked a wave of retaliatory attacks from other riders.
Goons on motorbikes raided the home belonging to Vincent Nyariki, the Secretary General of the rival boda boda group and set it ablaze.
Nyariki was said to be away at the time of the incident but his wife and children were at home.
They, however, escaped into the neighbouring villages as the goons broke into the compound at around 6pm.
John Onchomba, a resident, said the thugs vandalised everything on site before torching the house.
"They did not take anything, they were interested in revenge," Onchomba said by phone.
Quick police response prevented further damage at the home.
Skirmishes were still being reported at various stages in downtown Kisii with ugly scenes especially witnessed outside the Navas Supermarket stage.
A witness said a riotous mob smashed several boda bodas suspected to belong to a rival group.