Kericho student stabs classmate in suspected love triangle

The entrance to Keben Secondary School in Kericho County. [Nikko Tanui, Standard]

Police in Kericho County have launched investigations into an incident where a female Form Three student was stabbed to death on Wednesday, April 4 morning.

Police reports indicate that the 17-year-old student of Keben Secondary School was stabbed by a classmate, who she was in an intimate relationship with.

Belgut Sub-County Police Commander Ezekiel Kuche said preliminary investigations had revealed that the suspect confronted his girlfriend before fatally stabbing her on the left side of her chest using a knife.

The incident occurred at around 7 am in one of the classrooms of the said institution, a day after students reported back to class after the five-day holiday.

"The school being a day school, the suspect managed to conceal and sneak into the school compound with a knife which he used to stab the victim," said Kuche.

Jane Langat, one of the first people to arrive at the scene, said “we got to the scene and found the girl lying in a pool of blood. We rushed her to the hospital to try and save her life,”

The deceased was rushed to Sossiot Sub-County Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

The suspect is being held at Sossiot Police Station as investigations continue, pending arraignment.

The body has been moved to the morgue pending autopsy.