Nightclub security officer arrested in death of man pushed down stairs

Friday May 10 2019

Abraham Kibet

Abraham Kibet, who died after he was pushed by a nightclub security officers. PHOTO | COURTESY 

DENNIS LUBANGA
By DENNIS LUBANGA
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A man, who was allegedly assaulted by nightclub security man at the Black Bamboo Lounge in Eldoret on Saturday, has succumbed to his injuries.

Mr Abraham Kibet is reported to have had an altercation with the bouncer, who pushed him down a flight of stairs. Mr Kibet was injured on the head and was taken to hospital by his wife and a male friend who were at the club with him at the time of the incident.

Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital Chief Executive Officer Wilson Aruasa said that Mr Kibet died on Thursday morning.

“The victim was admitted at our hospital on Saturday at around 3.20am with head injuries. He was wheeled to the theatre where a brain surgery was conducted before he was taken to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on Sunday morning, unfortunately we lost him on Thursday at around 11am,” said Dr Aruasa.

The suspect was arraigned on Monday at the Eldoret Law Courts but police sought for more time to conclude investigation into the matter.

He is currently being held at the Eldoret Central Police Station.

The club manager, Mr Jonathan Munyaka, told the Nation that the management of the club was working closely with the police to establish what transpired on the material day.

“It is true that the incident happened at our club and we are working with the authorities to unravel the truth. The victim is a common reveller at our club and we have nothing to hide,” said Mr Munyaka.

Mr Murei Kimutai, the spokesperson of Mr Kibet's family, said that a post-mortem will not be conducted on the body of the victim to establish hia death since a CT scan had already been conducted.

Mr Kibet, who was in his early 20s and a resident of Kapsoya estate, has left behind his wife and one child.

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