A 25 year old man has been found dead in Ngari hill village in the outskirts of Maralal town after he was allegedly stabbed to death in a fierce fight with another man over alleged love triangle.
The deceased was stabbed on the the lower stomach.
Samburu central OCPD Abagoro Guyo said the suspected assailant was cornered by local residents on Thursday morning as he was trying to escape.
“The locals, led by nyumba kumi officials cornered the young man near Ledero area as he was trying to escape,” said the OCPD.
The officer commanding station said that the suspect will be arraigned in court once investigations are complete.
He called upon the locals to volunteer any other information that would lead to more arrests.
Residents said that the two have been close friends who have been always drinking together.
Tirus Lekaaso, a resident said the two went home drunk and started fighting over a woman.
“They fought over that woman the whole night,” said Lekaaso.
Charles Lesorio, Ngari village nyumba kumi initiave chairman said that the suspect is a known criminal with several past criminal records.
He said that when they cornered him, the residents wanted to lynch him before police officers arrived at the scene.
“He had a case in my office recently when he attempted to knife an old man some few weeks ago, I have warned him severally,” he said.
The body was removed to Samburu county referral hospital mortuary for post-mortem.
Pix; Police officers carry the body of a 25 year old man into a police vehicle. The deceased was stabbed to death by a his friend over a woman.