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Kenya: Form Two Schoolgirl Stabs Man to Death After Night Scuffle

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A Form Two girl stabbed a man to death following a quarrel at a trading centre in Bomet County.

It is still not clear what transpired before the girl, 18, stabbed the 29-year-old shoeshine worker who died on the spot.

MURDER WEAPON

The Monday night incident at Boito trading centre in Konoin Sub-county shocked residents.

“The 29-year-old man is said to have attempted to seduce the girl at the trading centre and his advances were spurned, leading to the scuffle,” said Boito location chief John Cheruiyot.

According to Mr Cheruiyot, the teen is a student at Boito Day Secondary School.

A police report indicated that the incident took place at 9:30pm.

“The suspect was arrested following the incident and the blood stained murder weapon was recovered at the scene by the police,” said Konoin Sub-county police commander Alex Shikondi in a statement.

Mr Shikondi said the suspect was being held at Mogogosiek Police Station while the victim’s body was taken to Kapkatet Sub-county Hospital mortuary in the neighbouring Kericho County awaiting a post-mortem examination.

According to the police commander, the suspect is expected to be arraigned in court for murder charges once investigations are complete.

Cases of murder related to love relationships gone sour have been on the rise in the region lately, as well as in other parts of the country.