Police in Shinyalu, Kakamega County, Kenya have arrested a 16-year-old boy on accusation of killing his 17-year-old neighbour over allegations that the deceased was eyeing his lover, a 14-year-old girl.
The suspect, a Form Two student, fatally stabbed the now-deceased, a Form Three student, in the chest on Monday evening (September 7).
The 16-year-old boy had suspected that his 17-year-old rival was secretly seeing his lover, a Class Eight pupil; and, on Monday evening, he (suspect) went to the deceased’s home in Lutoto Village in Ilesi Location, where a confrontation ensued.
During the melee, the suspect is said to have whipped out a kitchen knife from his pocket and stabbed his love rival in the chest and left arm, killing him on the spot.
Shinyalu Sub-County Deputy Commissioner Moffat Moseti confirmed the incident to K24 Digital.
“The deceased was taken to Kakamega County Teaching and Referral Hospital morgue, whereas the suspect is being held at Shisasari Police Station. We will arraign him in a juvenile court once investigations into the 17-year-old boy’s death are concluded,” said Moseti.