Hunt on for murder suspect in gory killing of boy, 14

The police in have launched a manhunt for a suspect who waylaid a Standard Eight pupil, chopped off his head with a machete and gouged out his eyes.

Kevin Kobowen, 14, a pupil at Kasesya Primary School in Baringo North constituency, was attacked on Sunday at around 6pm while heading to a shop.

Baringo Police Commander Robinson Ndiwa said his officers were looking for the suspect who disappeared after the bizarre incident.

A local chief, however, told The Standard that one person with a blood-stained machete was handed over to the police by the public.

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Mr Ndiwa said they were following some leads after six people came forward to volunteer information about the killing.

According to the information volunteered to the police by witnesses, the attacker hit the boy from behind before chopping off his head.

Kibowen’s uncle Richard Rotich discovered the body and the severed head at around 9pm. He had sent the teenager to the shop but failed to return home after more than three hours.

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Ndhiwa said they were yet to establish the motive for the killing.

The body was taken to Kabarnet County Hospital mortuary.

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