Man killed over meal of termites

By Vincent Kejitan | Tuesday, Oct 22nd 2019 at 09:32
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Mutiria Wacece, a 36-year-old in Tharaka Nithi County, was on Sunday stabbed to death over a meal of termites.

Reports indicate that the deceased was picking termites outside the house of Muriungi Wa Kaindi when he was attacked.

Kaindi asked Wacece to surrender the insects saying they were his and a fight ensued.

The suspect then went to his house and got a knife before stabbing the victim four times in the chest.

According to eye-witnesses, the two had been spotted drinking earlier to mark the Mashujaa Day celebrations.

“We are shocked by this incident because we have never witnessed such animosity in this area before,” said Jane Muthoni, a resident of the area.

Kaindi later turned himself in at Marimanti Police Station after escaping from a mob.

The body of the deceased was taken to Chuka Hospital mortuary.

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