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Man, 20, stabbed to death, body dumped in Kitengela hospital



By Wanja Waweru

Officers from Kitengela’s Director of Criminal Investigation (DCI) are looking into the stabbing death of a 20-year-old man on Thursday night by unidentified assailants.

Later, strangers on a motorcycle deposited his body at the emergency room of the Kitengela Sub-county Hospital.

According to the hospital report, three anonymous middle-aged males arrived at the hospital at around 9 p.m. with the deceased, who was severely bleeding, wheeled him to the emergency room, and then they left without saying a word.

While providing first aid, hospital staff realized the patient was already dead.

The hospital management alerted the police, and his body was then brought to the facility’s mortuary.

The deceased had a single knife wound below the ribcage on the left side.

Kapendo, the deceased, was employed by a stone crushing company on Nkuruka Road.

His coworkers, who talked to The Nation, claimed that the man had been picked up by a buddy at approximately 6 p.m. on Thursday for an unknown location before the same friend returned at around 11 p.m. to let them know that the man had been brought to the hospital after being stabbed.

“The same person who picked him up came back at night with bad news, he (the victim) was a young introverted man. It is so unfortunate,” said a colleague.

On Friday morning, Kitengela detectives were able to locate the scene of the crime at Norkopir Estate near PCEA Church.

There were traces of blood, but the murder weapon has not yet been found.

Kitengela DCI Benson Mutie told the Nation that a suspect has been arrested in what is suspected to be a crime of passion.

“Our preliminary investigations indicate that there was an argument between the deceased and another man over a woman and we are following up on leads,” he said.

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