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Man Fatally Stabbed During Fight Over Woman in Bungoma

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A man was fatally stabbed in Bumula, Bungoma County on Monday during a fight with another man over a woman.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the victim, Titus Wamalwa, died on the spot after he was stabbed by Oliver Wafula in the chest.

The two had been fighting over a woman only identified as Njoki.

“In the encounter staged at Njoki’s house, the suspect behind the killing suffered powerful punches from the deceased, who is rumoured by to have been an amateur pugilist,” said DCI.

“On the verge of defeat, the suspect suddenly reached for a kitchen knife in the house and drove it deep into his opponent’s chest, killing him on the spot.”

Wafula is said to have gone into hiding after committing the heinous act.

Read: Man who Fatally Stabbed Laikipia University Student Succumbs to Injuries

“Detectives got wind of the incident and immediately cordoned off Kimwanga market, in search of the suspect who was finally cornered as he tried to sneak out of town,” added the DCI.

DCI also noted that the murder weapon was recovered at the scene of crime and will be used in court as a key exhibit against the suspect.

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Written by Eva Nyambura

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