College student stabs rival to death after being sliced in love triangle
A student at Shamberere Technical Training Institute in Kakamega North Sub-County stabbed his fellow student to death on Monday night after a confrontation in a suspected love triangle.
Kakamega North Sub-County Police Commander Mr Peter Mwanzo said the student stabbed his rival, a National Youth Service graduate, in the chest, killing him instantly.
The assailant is reported to have accosted his fellow student and accused him of snatching his girlfriend. An altercation erupted before he drew a knife and stabbed the other in the chest.
Contacted Mr Mwanzo said: “Unfortunately, the student collapsed and died on the spot. Other students beat up the attacker and injured him seriously.”
The incident sparked chaos at the institution after friends of the murdered student, who are also National Youth Service graduates, set upon the attacker.
Police from Malava were called in to restore calm after the commotion degenerated into a fight.
“We have talked to the students and told them to calm down and allow police officers to investigate the matter. The student who attacked his fellow student is receiving treatment at the Malava Sub-County Hospital,” said the police chief.
He said the suspect will be arraigned for the murder after his condition improves.