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Political argument ends tragically for Gilgil teacher

A political argument between a Jubilee and a Nasa supporter ended tragically after one of them hit the other with a blunt object on the head.

The victim, a primary school teacher at Gilgil, succumbed to injuries on Wednesday, few hours after being admitted to a Nakuru hospital.

He was rushed to hospital by his wife after he was found bleeding in bed early morning, but died while being attended to.

“He managed to walk home despite having being hit on the head with a blunt object, but his condition worsened hours later,” said a friend to the deceased.

A source claimed the two picked a quarrel over the Nasa leader’s decision to withdraw from the concluded elections.

“The Nasa supporter vehemently defended his party’s decision to withdraw, drawing the wrath of the Jubilee supporters who included the teacher as they were having a drink at a bar in Kikopey area,” added the source.

INVESTIGATIONS

As tempers flared, the Nasa supporter who is said to be a Miraa dealer picked a piece of wood and hit the victim who was trying to protect his friend from the blow.

Gilgil officer commanding police division Serah Koki confirmed the arrest of the suspect but said investigations were still ongoing.

“We are yet to establish whether the victim was hit as a result of a political argument. We are still interrogating those who witnessed the incident, including the bar operators,” she said.

The OCPD stated that the incident occurred on Tuesday night as the two, together with several other people, were having a drink at the popular Kikopey area.

“Investigators are in the initial stages of the probe and we shall be able to establish whether the attack occurred as a result of political differences,” she assured.

The police boss said the suspect will be arraigned in court after police complete their investigations.