Kenya: 3 Detained in Kitengela as 21-Year-Old Beheaded in Brawl Over Video Game

15 August 2019

Kajiado — Police in Kitengela are detaining three men over the murder of a 21-year-old man at a gaming shop following a heated argument over a video game.

The young man is said to have been beheaded by two of the suspects at Kitengela town in broad daylight when the argument escalated.

The cause of the bizarre murder could not be established immediately with Isinya police boss Kinyua Mugambi saying a probe has since been launched.

The incident reported at 11:47am on Thursday happened some 20 meters from a police post.

Two men are said to have entered the gambling gaming shop where a scuffle ensued leading to the unfortunate incident.

An eyewitness said she spotted the two enter the gaming outlet and hurriedly shut the door. The eyewitness added she heard commotions prompting her to raise alarm.

Neighbors were attracted by the ensuing commotion and broke into the shop where they the victim's body lying lifeless with the throat slit.

Security officers from the nearby police post managed to intervene saving the suspects from a mob baying for their blood.

The rescue mission by the police officers turned chaotic as residents fought police demanding to lynch the suspects forcing them to shoot in the air to disperse the irate members of the public.

The residents faulted the officers accusing them of abetting a crime by allowing gambling business in the area despite a ban.

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Capital FM

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.