A KCPE candidate at a primary school in Bomet East sub-county has been arrested after he fatally stabbed his elder brother to death on Monday night.
According to the police reports, the 16-year-old boy, who is a class 8 candidate at Kiplabotwa primary picked a knife and stabbed his elder sibling in the chest after his sister-in-law (the deceased’s wife) screamed for help following a domestic row.
It is reported that a fight broke out between the couple at their home Koita Village before the minor rushed to the scene trying to separate the two after hearing his sister-in-law calling out for help.
Kiplabotwa chief Stanley Towet said the boy picked a knife, rushed to his brother’s house, broke down the door and stabbed him in the chest.
“The teenager did not even inquire why the two were fighting; he just stormed the room and drove the knife in his elder sibling’s chest,” said Towet.
The victim was taken to Longisa Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The local administrator said the boy, who is epileptic, occasionally exhibits violence.
Bomet East police boss, James Kilonzo, confirmed the incident saying the suspect has been arrested and is being detained at Longisa Police Station, waiting to be arraigned in a juvenile court on Wednesday, October 23.
The deceased was taken to Longisa County Referral Hospital mortuary.
The incident came just two months after a man from the same county hacked his two sons to death following a quarrel with his wife over maize flour.
This was after a domestic dispute with wife over an undisclosed amount of money which the man allegedly gave her to purchase four kilos of maize flour but which he claimed the woman did not purchase.
The victim later slashed his two children to death using a panga before escaping but was later arrested by the law enforcers.