Student who stabbed man in love triangle to remain in custody

The court has ordered a man alleged to have stabbed his male colleague for “stealing his lover” to remain in custody for eight days.

Dennis Mango was arraigned but did not plead to any charge after the officer told the court investigations are incomplete.

In a sworn affidavit, Detective Jonathan Kiplangat told the court they are yet to conduct a postmortem on the body.

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Kiplangat is attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI). He told the court the suspect is yet to undergo a psychiatric test to ascertain if he is fit to stand trial.

Mango is alleged to have stabbed Dennis Muindi on Monday evening at their Shamberere Technical Training College.

The situation forced the administration to indefinitely close the school following student unrest.

The suspect is said to have accosted the deceased at their hostel where he accused him of eloping with a girl he too was eyeing.

Mango is said to have stabbed the deceased once on his chest. He collapsed and died before he could be taken to hospital.

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The suspect was severely beaten by other students who were baying for his blood but was rescued by officers.

He was taken to Malava Sub-County Hospital where he was treated awaiting his arraignment.

The investigating officer said they are yet to record statements from witnesses and ascertain the suspect's safety.

“It is in the interest of justice that the accused be detained to facilitate further investigations,” said detective Kiplangat.

Kakamega Senior Resident Magistrate Erick Malesi ordered the accused to be held at Kabras Police Station.

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The matter will be mentioned on June 27.

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