Fight Over Alcohol Caused Death In Laikipia County
A 70-year-old man is being held in police custody over the alleged murder of his friend, 27, following a fight over alcohol in a village in Laikipia County, Kenya's Rift Valley, on Sunday.
James Kiugu was reportedly stabbed to death John Kiptoo using a kitchen knife.
The incident occurred at a beer den where the duo were in the company of others.
Reports indicate that the two got into a fight, and later the suspect went for the knife and stabbed the deceased several times.
The deceased died due to excessive bleeding caused by the injuries inflicted on him.
The perpetrator narrowly cheated death after enraged residents attacked him with blows and kicks. Security officers intervened just as he was about to be lynched to save him.©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.