A man who is suspected of beheading a girl on Wednesday morning has been taken into custody by police.
The man is accused of murdering Seretunin Day School pupil Rachel Chepkwony, a Form Three student, on Wednesday in the Kaptalam hamlet, which is located in the Ewalel area. According to the area chief Patrick Kiprop, the suspect was detained on Thursday at around 7 o’clock in Sogon village in Baringo Central while enquiring about the way home.
The chief said, “I got a phone from the Sogon assistant chief saying that a lost guy from my area was asking for directions but looked suspicious. I was able to ask him for a photo because the suspect had refused to give his identity, and I confirmed that he was the attacker.
The suspect was apprehended when the photograph was verified; he was carrying two tortoises as well as the machete that was allegedly used to perpetrate the crime. According to the man’s statement to the police, the victim’s mother was his intended target, and her daughter was simply a victim of circumstances. Officer Joseph Chege of the Directorate of Criminal and Investigations in Baringo Central stated that the suspect was in their custody and was awaiting arraignment.
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In the meantime, a car collision on the Kericho-Kisumu highway close to Kaitui Bridge resulted in one person dying there and time and seven others being critically hurt. James Mutua, the Soin/Sigowet Officer Commanding Police Division, stated that the driver of a Probox struck a matatu on Thursday night while attempting to pass a tractor hauling sugarcane.
The matatu was traveling to Kericho town while the unfortunate Probox truck was being driven in the direction of Kipsitet.
“The Probox driver was transporting passengers to Kipsitet. He crashed into the approaching matatu as he tried to pass the tractor hauling sugarcane to the factory,” claimed Mutua.