Man in custody on suspected love triangle killing of neighbour

Police in Trans Mara are holding a man suspected of stabbing his neighbour to death in a suspected case of a love triangle.

Police said Mathew Langa't stabbed his neighbour, Stanley Kibor several times in Ng'endalel village.

Langa't, 25, and his 22-year-old wife, Monica Chepkurui were later arrested as police launched investigations into the killing.

Area County Police Commander Adan Yunis said the two might be arraigned today.

Witnesses told The Standard that Langa't arrived home slightly past midnight after which a commotion ensued.

“We heard noise and commotion at Lang’at’s home at night. We rushed there and we found him fighting another man," said a neighbour, who sought anonymity.

The neighbour said police rescued Langa't from an angry mob that wanted to lynch him.

Area chief Paul Kirui confirmed the incident saying Kibor was stabbed several times on the neck and chest leaving him bleeding profusely and he died on the way to Tenwek Mission Hospital.

“There was a fight over what we suspect was a case of a love triangle. With the help of villagers, we arrested the suspect and his wife who are assisting police in investigations,” he said.

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