A Form Two student linked to the murder of a classmate over a faulty flash disk will take a plea before the High Court.
A Kakamega court directed a miscellaneous file opened at the lower court closed and the 16-year-old suspect plead at the High Court after police found grounds to level the murder charge against him.
According to documents tendered, the police said the deceased, Austin Dissi, had sold a flash disk to the suspect at Sh1,000 but he had only paid Sh400.
The suspect, however, reportedly realised that the device was faulty and raised a complaint, refusing to settle the balance. The seller it is claimed turned hostile and refused to take blame, asking him to call the manufacturers.
On, October 17, a few minutes to 8am, the two Form Two students at Lugusi Secondary School allegedly got into a heated argument, which attracted their class teacher’s attention. He summoned them to his office.
While there, the class teacher noted that the matter needed the intervention of the deputy principal and walked out leaving the two kneeling.
The suspect who is said to have been armed with a knife reportedly stabbed the deceased on the neck leading to a loud cry of distress.
Dissi was confirmed dead on arrival at Malava Sub-county Hospital. According to pathological tests conducted by Kakamega Chief Pathologist Dixon Mchana, the deceased died as a result of internal bleeding secondary to a stab wound following and assault.
The mother to the deceased, who was in court, had to be assisted to walk after she developed psychological complications following the death of his only child.
The suspect, who has been remanded at Kabras Police Station, will now be detained at Kakamega Juvenile Remand Home, awaiting his arraignment at the High Court.
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