In Summary
  • Kakamega North Sub-County Police Commander Mr Peter Mwanzo said that one of the students armed himself with a knife and stabbed the other student in the chest.

A student at the Shamberere Technical Training Institute in Kakamega North Sub-County stabbed his fellow student to death on Monday night after a confrontation over a suspected love triangle.

Kakamega North Sub-County Police Commander Mr Peter Mwanzo said that one of the students armed himself with a knife and stabbed the other student in the chest.

The assailant is reported to have approached his fellow student accusing him of snatching his girlfriend, who is also a student at the institute.

An altercation erupted between the two lovers before one of them 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 trainees, set upon the attacker.

Police from Malava were called in to restore calm after the commotion degenerated into a fight between the NYS trainees and other regular students at the institution.

“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 would be arraigned for the murder after his condition improves.