A 16-year-old minor is in custody for murder, after she killed another minor, following a disagreement over a 2GB memory card.
In a shocking incident that has left villagers grieving in Mulot, Bomet county, the juvenile stabbed her age mate on the left side of her chest killing her instantly. Efforts to rush the deceased to hospital proved futile after doctors at Longisa district hospital confirmed her dead on arrival.
The incident occurred outside Sweet Wines and Spirits, next to West Inn bar in the sleepy Mulot Sunset trading centre. It has not been established exactly whether the adolescent girls were school going children and what business they were conducting in prohibited areas.
The suspect has since been arrested and is currently in custody at Mulot police station, being processed for arraignment.
Meanwhile, detectives have widened the scope of their investigations in this matter to establish whether adults had accompanied the young girls to the liquor shops, whether prior to their argument they were intoxicated and who was responsible.
In the recent past, Mulot town has gained notoriety as a haven for mobile money fraudsters, with a majority of suspects engaged in the fast spreading vice having been arrested in the area.
Busia bound bus made a dramatic stop at the gates leading to DCI headquarters yesterday night, after the bus driver suspected that he was ferrying dangerous criminals, out to attack innocent passengers inside the bus.
The driver of the 62-seater coach had picked travellers destined to the border town at the Machakos country bus station, at around 11pm.
However, as the bus was negotiating the globe cinema roundabout, the driver smelt an aroma of blazing cannabis sativa coming from the back of the bus. He switched on the lights only for his fears to be confirmed, when he saw a thin wisp of smoke straggling above the heads of passengers occupying the back seats, from the rear view mirror.
Immediately, the driver who was intending to take Uhuru highway to Waiyaki Way detoured to Murang’a road and sped towards Kiambu road headed to DCI headquarters.
Officers manning the gate recalled hearing the reverberating noise of a speeding bus advancing towards the gate from Muthaiga direction, as the driver shifted gears in quick succession going over the bumps erected a few metres to our headquarters.
When the bus finally stopped, officers manning the majestic entrance to the Mazingira complex approached the bus to establish what was happening, only to learn from the driver that there were passengers who were smoking weed inside, in total disregard of the rest of the passengers including women and children.
The detectives who were joined by the orderly officer and a standby team of elite undercover agents conducted a thorough body search on all the passengers who were in the Busia bound bus and found two suspects with the prohibited substance. The first suspect Kennedy Mekemi, had concealed two rolls close to his privates while the second suspect Lenox Abuoga had concealed a half smoked joint inside a match box.
The two were arrested and booked at DCI headquarters for being found in possession of narcotics, as the officers allowed the rest of the passengers to continue with the rest of the journey.