19-year-old man hacked to death in suspected love triangle

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Police in Mogotio are investigating the killing of a 19-year-old man in a suspected love triangle.

Sub-county Criminal Investigation officer Otieno Nyamburu said Edwin Kipkemboi was reportedly hacked to death by a man who accosted him on the road on Wednesday night.

“The suspect went to Kipkemboi’s house where he found his father and demanded to know where his son was. The suspect was armed with a panga and a rungu and the old man revealed his son’s whereabouts out of fear,” said Nyamburu. 

The suspect was arrested yesterday in Molosirwe village and was being held at Mogotio Police Station, while the body of the deceased was taken to Nakuru County Municipal Hospital mortuary.

According to residents, the man had earlier assaulted his wife over an alleged love affair with Kipkemboi.

“Some residents claim that the wife had been assaulted before the suspect committed the murder. We are however yet to get in touch with the wife to ascertain the claims,” said Nyamburu.

 Meanwhile, the body of a 14-year-old was found hanging from the roof of their house in Kabazi, Subukia, in what was suspected to be suicide.

George Waweru’s body was found by his parents at 10am when they came from the farm. The boy had reportedly refused to go to school since the new term began.