A man in Bumula, Bungoma county, lost his life early this morning, in a do or die duel for a woman’s affection.
The man identified as Titus Wamalwa died on the spot when his opponent Oliver Wafula struck his chest with a kitchen knife, bringing to an end a night long contest for the heart of the woman only identified as Njoki.
In the encounter staged at Njoki’s house, the suspect behind the killing suffered powerful punches from the deceased, who is rumoured to have been an amateur pugilist.
On the verge of defeat, the suspect suddenly reached for a kitchen knife in the house and drove it deep into his opponent’s chest, killing him on the spot.
Confronted by the reality of his actions, the suspect immediately went into hiding.
Detectives got wind of the incident and immediately cordoned off Kimwanga market, in search of the suspect who was finally cornered as he tried to sneak out of town.
The bloodstained kitchen knife used in the killing was also recovered from the woman’s house and shall be produced in court as a key exhibit against the suspect.
What began as a simple argument to win the love and affection of a woman, has left the suspect in serious conflict with the long arm of the law.