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Alleged killer surrenders to police

 A 61-year-old man who has been on the run for four days after stabbing his elder brother to death at Kamuwongo market in Mwingi North subcounty of Kitui County surrendered to the police on Saturday morning.

Manzi Kiteme surrendered himself to police after being on the run for days. Photo/FILE

The Kyuso sub county police commander Beatrice Nduku confirmed that the suspected killer Manzi Kiteme give himself in after being in the hiding since the incident last Tuesday evening. 

"It is true the suspect has surrendered himself at the Kamuwongo police outpost and is being held at the place at the moment. I will give you details once I am well briefed," said the sub county police chief the mid-morning today.

After the area police chief confirmed the holding of the alleged killer of 65-year-old John Muneeni Kiteme popularly known as Rambo sources added detectives from Kyuso CID base arrived at Kamuwongo at around 8.30 am and took the suspect away for interrogation.         

Rambo, who was a prominent livestock dealer at Kamuwongo trading centre was at around 5.30 pm on Tuesday evening allegedly stabbed to death in cold blood by his drunk sibling at a local pub following an altercation.


During attack, Manzi aka Kihara drove a kitchen knife into the left side of the chest of his elder brother, Kiteme aka Rambo, leaving him bleeding profusely from a deep wound. He then collapsed and was rushed to a local private clinic where he was initially treated before a decision was made to rush him to a more advanced facility in Mwingi but he did not make it as he breathed his last on the way.

As he confirmed Rambo's untimely death Kamuwongo assistant chief Savali Kariva said the deceased had attempted to mediate in a quarrel between his brother and a client when the brother turned on him.  "After exchanging some bitter words Rambo for allegedly siding with a stranger at his expense, the brother reached out for a knife from an adjacent butchery and stabbed Rambo on the left side of his ribs," said the administrator.                 

He however said the incident happened inside a bar owned by the deceased who had hired the brother turned killer as a waiter on the fateful Tuesday.                         

He added that there was a struggle as the deceased tried to use a plastic chair to stop his tipsy younger brother from hurting him to no avail.

He said that police at Kamuwongo police post immediately launched a manhunt for the assailant who fled soon after butchering his brother.

The late Rambo ran a number of bars and butcheries at Kamuwongo. He was also an astute and accomplished livestock dealer.                               


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