Man confesses to killing brother after fight over money
A 28-year-old man has confessed that he killed his little brother in a fight over some cash.
Collins Kibet took the plea on Wednesday for the second time after the prosecution lessened his charge from murder to manslaughter.
He appeared before Lady Justice Janet Mulwa at the Nakuru High Court and admitted to killing his 16-year-old brother Dennis Kipkoech.
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Kibet is said to have assaulted his brother at Nyota Location in Kuresoi South within Nakuru County on December 1, 2017.
The court heard that the two brothers fought in a bar over money offered to the deceased by a gaming machine operator.
“A gaming operator offered the deceased some money so he can share with the accused and other friends at a bar in Seguton Center,” read the police report.
The deceased and the accused started arguing over the money, they were both drunk at that time.
“The other friends sided with the accused person, they assaulted the deceased physically until he became unconscious and they left him lying on the road,” read the report.
The accused according to the police called a Bodaboda operator who assisted him in carrying his brother. He took him to their home and left him at their compound.
The next day, the deceased was taken to Molo District Hospital where he passed on while undergoing treatment in the presence of the accused.
A post-mortem report prepared read that the deceased suffered various wounds at his right wrist.
“He had bruises on his forehead, left knee and his right sub-mental region,” read the report.
The cause of death was shock from massive upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage and lung collapse from aspiration following a blunt force abdominal trauma.
Mr. Kibet was arrested with his counterpart Hillary Yegon and they were both charged with murder which they denied.
However, Kibet decided to enter a plea-bargain agreement with the prosecution while Yegon still maintains his innocence and his trial will begin on May 9.
The accused’s lawyer pleaded with the court to allow the accused to be interviewed for a pre-sentence report to be prepared, a prayer the court allowed.
The accused will appear in court on April 2nd, where the court will sentence him after he mitigates.
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