Bomet man kills neighbour over KSh400 debt, continues about his work unconcerned

for Tv47 Digital October 24, 2021, 05:51 AM
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Police in Bomet are holding a man who allegedly stabbed his neighbour to death over a Sh400 debt.

Evans Mutai, who owns a shop at Sibaiyan location, allegedly killed Festus Keter, 35, by stabbing him on the chest.

He then went on "to trade merchandise at his premises unperturbed," says the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

The deceased is said to have owed the shopkeeper the money for some unpaid merchandise. "After being stabbed on the right side of the chest, Keter was left for dead outside the shop," says DCI.

It was a concerned villager who stumbled upon Keter's body and subsequently reported to detectives based at Chesoen Police Station, 10 kilometres away.

"The officers immediately rushed to the scene and conducted preliminary investigations into the murder, after which the suspect was apprehended," says DCI.

The detectives recovered the murder weapon, a blood stained knife. The body of the deceased was taken to Longisa Hospital Mortuary pending post-mortem. Meanwhile, Mutai will be arraigned in court tomorrow to answer to murder charges.

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