Police have arrested a murder suspect who stabbed his friend on the neck killing him on the spot, after a short argument.
The suspect identified as Daniel Waithera, 25, killed his friend Michael Mukami, 21, after an argument over who was to pay for fare after a motorbike ride.
According to the motorbike rider Stephen Mwango, he had picked the two at around 5:30am, at Gikambura market in Kikuyu, Kiambu county.
“However upon arrival at their destination in Muthangari, the two pillion passengers started arguing on who was to pay for the ride. The suspect then dashed to his house and came back wielding a sharp knife,” stated Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI).
He stabbed the deceased on the left side of the neck and took off leaving him for dead.
The shocked motorbike rider notified police officers based at Kikuyu police station, who immediately launched a manhunt for the suspect.
With the assistance of members of the public, the suspect was finally cornered and arrested hours later.
The police recovered the murder weapon, a crucial exhibit in the murder.