Police in Bungoma county have arrested a suspect who allegedly fatally stabbed his opponent during a fight over a woman’s affection.
Titus Wamalwa died on the spot when his opponent Oliver Wafula stabbed him on the chest with a kitchen knife.
The two were fighting over a woman only identified as Njoki.
“In the encounter staged at Njoki’s house, the suspect behind the killing suffered powerful punches from the deceased, who is rumoured by to have been an amateur pugilist,” statted a report by Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI).
According to DCI, the suspect went into hiding after committing the act.
Detectives got wind of the incident and immediately cordoned off Kimwanga market, in search of the suspect who was finally cornered as he tried to sneak out of town.
The kitchen knife used in the killing was also recovered from the woman’s house which will be produced in court as a key exhibit against the suspect.