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Teenager kills his peer while playing with guns

By Mercy Kahenda | March 3rd 2020 at 12:00:00 GMT +0300

A 17-year-old boy was shot dead by his friend at Muruangai Sub-location, in Samburu Central.  

Police reports said the teenager was shot by his 16-year-old mate yesterday while practising how to operate guns on Sunday evening.

Area Police Commander Samson Ogello said investigations so far indicate the two were herding livestock in a thicket when the accident occurred.

Mr Ogello said the suspect allegedly corked his firearm which discharged a bullet, shooting the victim on the waist. The boy died on the spot.

“The two were practising how to shoot in a bush while herding; one of them cocked the gun and fired killing the other," said Ogello.

The suspect fled the scene and his family has since vacated its manyatta. Police have launched a manhunt for him.

The body was moved to Samburu Hospital mortuary. The incident happens a month after another 16-year-old boy was shot and killed by his friend in Samburu North.

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