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Man dies after rival drives nails into his skull in bitter love row

By Munene Kamau | Published Sun, August 12th 2018 at 00:00, Updated August 11th 2018 at 23:31 GMT +3

A 32-year-old man from Kianjanga village, Kirinyaga West Sub-County, has died after a rival allegedly drove nails into his head over a woman.

Robinson Munene was found lying unconscious in a thicket at Upper Baricho Primary School on Thursday morning by a passerby.

Rescuers rushed him to the nearby Karima dispensary.

His mother Mary Kithae, 50, was then informed about Munene’s predicament and rushed to the facility.

“On reaching the dispensary, I was told my son was in a serious condition which was beyond the scope of the facility. I was asked to arrange how to transfer him to Kerugoya Referral Hospital,“ the shocked mother told Sunday Standard.

The mother then hired a vehicle which took them to the referral facility where he was admitted and an X-ray conducted to determine the location of the nails. “When I visited him this morning (yesterday), the nurses on duty informed me  my son had succumbed to serious brain injuries caused by the nails,” she said.

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Ms Kithae said her son’s clothes were found in the woman’s house, a proof they were living together.

The police said are pursuing the assailant who is on the run.

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