A 16-year-old minor is in custody for the murder of another minor, following a disagreement over a 2GB memory card.
In a shocking incident that has left villagers grieving in Mulot, Bomet county, Kenya’s Rift Valley, the juvenile stabbed her age mate on the left side of her chest killing her instantly.
Efforts to rush the deceased to the hospital proved futile after doctors at Longisa district hospital confirmed her dead on arrival.
“The incident occurred outside Sweet Wines and Spirits, next to West Inn bar in the sleepy Mulot Sunset trading centre,” confirms the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
It has not been established exactly whether the adolescent girls were school-going children and what business they were conducting in prohibited areas.
The suspect has since been arrested and is currently in custody at Mulot police station, being processed for arraignment.
Meanwhile, detectives have widened the scope of their investigations in this matter to establish whether adults had accompanied the young girls to the liquor shops, whether prior to their argument they were intoxicated and who was responsible.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.