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Moi University student kills colleague in suspected love triangle

A Moi University student stabbed his colleague to death on Monday night over what police suspect was a love triangle gone awry.

Dickson Sirengo, a first year student, stabbed Steve Wairimu, a fourth year student, eight times with a kitchen knife during the incident in Brookside area, Eldoret.

The incident happened inside the hostel room of Faith Bwire, a first year student.

According to Eldoret South OCPD Isa Manja, the deceased was in a relationship with Faith. He had gone to her hostel around 9pm while drunk.

He found Dickson and Faith having a conversation while seated on the bed. Displeased, he started shouting at Dickson.

Police say Dickson rose from the bed, approached Steve and tore-off part of his shirt.

Steve responded by also tearing Dickson’s shirt.

Dickson then went to the cooking area, got hold of a kitchen knife, turned around and stabbed Steve eight times.

He then tried to run – off , but was caught by guards near the River Sossion bridge.

The patron of the hostel quickly summoned a taxi to take Steve to the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. He died while on the way to hospital.

Dickson is being held at Langas Police Station.