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School boy, 19, killed in suspected love triangle

By Mkamburi Mwawasi | December 28th 2018
A photo of Gift Lwambi Juma, a 19 year old boy who was murdered on the night of December 25 by a man who later raped his girlfriend. [Mkamburi Mwawasi, Standard]


A family in Mkapuni, Rabai sub-county, is mourning their son who was killed on Christmas Day.

Gift Lwambi Juma's family believes he lost his life in a love triangle.

Lwambi, a student at Bofu Secondary School, had attended a night disco in the neighborhood on the night of December 25 before he was killed. The 19-year-old was to join Form Four next week. “It is unfortunate that a young boy would lose his life in the hands of another man all in the name of love,” a neighbor said.

Kombo Mdzombo reportedly hit Lwambi (pictured) with a metallic object. The suspect is thought to have been pursuing a Form One student at Kasidi Secondary School believed to have been Lwambi's girlfriend. Kombo is also suspected of defiling the 15-year-old girl after hitting Lwambi.

Rabai Police boss Michael Ndonga said Lwambi's family had reported the matter. He cautioned residents against taking the law into their hands.

He said security had been beefed up.

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