High School Student Kills Colleague in Argument Over Football Match

March 2, 2017

A break time football match at Kipkurion Secondary School ended in tragedy when a student was hit fatally on the head by his classmate.

Police in Bomet County have apprehended the suspect, a form three student with a notorious reputation for violence.

The deceased died while receiving treatment on an injury inflicted by a blunt object at Tenwek Mission Hospital.

The suspect and the deceased are said to have differed during a football game. An argument ensued and the suspect hit his colleague with a blunt object on the back of the head.

Students who witnessed the incident said it was a ‘normal’ argument over a football game before it turned into a fist fight.

Bomet Police boss Samson Rukunga said the parents of the deceased reported the matter to the police, leading to the suspect’s arrest.

“We received the report from the parents of the deceased and immediately moved to arrest the student to help us in our investigations,” Mr Rukunga told the press in his office.

According to the police, the suspect has been mentioned in another school assault case at Kipyosit Secondary School, where he was a student before moving to Kipkurion in Bomet East constituency.

“The suspect seems to be a notorious character. We have discovered that he has another case that is pending,” said Mr Rukunga.

In the latest incident, the school administration has been put on the spot for failing to report the incident when it happened.

Administrators, however, rushed the victim to Longisa County Referral Hospital from where he was referred to Tenwek Mission Hospital for further treatment when his condition grew worse.

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