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Student surrenders after stabbing his father to death

Friday January 24 2020

Knife attack

A Form Three student stabbed his father to death at Kapinguron village in Kipkelion Sub-county, Kericho, on the night of January 23, 2020. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

VITALIS KIMUTAI
By VITALIS KIMUTAI
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A student from Kericho County has turned himself in to authorities, saying he stabbed his father to death following a quarrel on Thursday night.

Toroton Chief Richard Koech said the 18-year-old Form Three boy killed his father using a Somali sword at around 9pm in Kapinguron village in Kipkelion Sub-County.

He said on Friday that reports indicated the boy returned early from school that day, without a satisfactory explanation.

A quarrel ensued later when his father demanded an explanation, which was followed by a physical fight in which the boy stabbed his father in the stomach several times.

DETAINED

The man, 39, died at Fort Ternan Sub-County Hospital where rescuers took him.

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His body was taken to the mortuary at St Vincent de Paul Mission Hospital in Muhoroni.

The boy fled after the incident but later surrendered himself to the chief, who alerted police.

The officers took the student to Fort Ternan Police Station.