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Man awaits lengthy jail term for stabbing his friend over Sh500 debt

A man who stabbed and seriously injured his friend in a quarrel over a Sh500 debt is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to charges of causing grievous harm.

Tyson Mutua Makau admitted before the at Kibera Law Courts that he injured John Mbila Mulela on February 16, 2020 at Kibera, Laini saba area.

Section 234 of Penal Code provides a life imprisonment for the offence of causing grievous harm.

On the said day, Mulela had met Makau in the morning and demanded for his money but the suspect accused complained that the complainant was mounting pressure on him.

An argument ensued between them and later that evening Makau confronted and stabbed Mulela.

Mulela was rescued by a shopkeeper who intervened and restrained Makau from further attacking him.

He was rushed to a clinic where he was referred to Mbagathi Metropolitan Hospital. He was later referred to the Kenyatta National Hospital and admitted for treatment.