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Embu butcher admits killing colleague for refusing to lend him Sh200



By Wanja Waweru

When he admitted to stabbing his colleague to death on Tuesday after he refused to give him Sh200 and pay for his beer, a butcher shocked the public.

Before the Embu High Court, Mr. Paul Gitonga admitted to being charged with murder and stated that the crime was done on February 12.

The court was informed that Mr. Gitonga had gone up to Dickson Muriuki Njue in a bar in Makengi Village, Embu County, and asked him to give him the money with the promise of returning it the next day.

The deceased was then asked to purchase him beer, but once more he declined.

An altercation started when the accused, furious, approached the dead. As they left the bar, the two men shoved one another frequently.

A short distance from the bar, Mr. Gitonga pulled a dagger from his pocket and stabbed the victim in the right side of the neck, sending him sprawling to the ground.

A police officer named Corporal Samuel Maina discovered Muriuki laying dead on the road with stab wounds to his neck after responding to a distress call.

Investigations into the murder began as the corpse was taken to the mortuary.

Gitonga was later detained at his residence and accused of the death offense.

“It is true that I killed the deceased by stabbing him with a knife,” he said to the astonishment of the public that thronged the courtroom.

Further, the court heard that the blood-stained knife used to kill Muriuki was recovered from the suspect.

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