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Market woman stabs street boy to death over Sh10 avocado

A fruit vendor in Meru town on Monday morning stabbed a street boy to death for eating a sh10 avocado.

Ms Rose Gakii, 32, is said to have stabbed the street boy with a knife she was using to cut fruits at Soko Mjinga market near the town’s main matatu terminus.

The street boy, only identified as Kaburu, is said to have picked an avocado from the woman’s stall and started eating it.

Ms Gakii responded by stabbing him on the chest.

She then went to record a statement at Meru police station.

“When recording the statement, she did not tell us that the boy had died. So she recorded the statement and went home. The OCS later confirmed that the boy had died, that is when we arrested the woman and she will be arraigned in court today (Tuesday), “said the area OCPD Samuel Kosgey.

The body of the street boy was taken at the Meru Level 5 Hospital Mortuary.

The OCPD warned residents against taking the law into their own hands and should instead report matters to the police station.

“I am warning residents that anyone found taking the law into their hands will be punished accordingly,” he said.