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Kenya: Officer stabbed to death at changaa (illegal brew) den over Sh50 debt

Posted by African Press International on August 15, 2016

ELISHA OTIENO -1 | Jumatatu, Agosti 15, 2016

An Administration Police officer was stabbed to death over a Sh50 debt at a chang’aa den in Migori County.

The victim was stabbed on the neck in Matare, Kuria East sub-county after the officer failed to pay up the money.

Migori county police boss David Kirui said their investigations have discounted the previous claim of a love affair.

“Our interviews with people at the scene shows the debt was the cause of his death,” he said.

Sources indicated that the debt was accrued from the illicit brew the officer had consumed.

The assailant, said to be a lover of the widowed brewer, drew a knife from his jacket and attacked the AP during the Sunday night incident.

The officer died while he was being rushed to a local health centre.

The suspect and the woman flew after the incident but police say a manhunt to arrest them has already been launched.

“We have launched a manhunt for them at the border of Kenya and Tanzania,” said Mr Kirui.

Reports indicated that the two suspects had crossed into Tanzania to avoid being arrested.

The officer’s body was taken to Migori County Referral hospital, awaiting post mortem examination.

Nation news Kenya

# The officer was consuming the illegal brew. He is supposed to stop the illegal trade but now it is clear that he has been promoting it.

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