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Police launch manhunt after man is killed in fight over sex worker

A man stabbed his colleague to death on Monday night in Narok in a suspected love triangle.

The incident happened in Mararianda area, Narok South. The two had been drinking at Aitong trading centre before they engaged in an argument over a commercial sex worker.

The argument got out of hand and one of them drew a sword, which he used to stab his colleague in the chest, killing him on the spot.

Mararianda area chief Mr William Ole Naurori, who confirmed the incident, said the assailant escaped immediately.

Police are investigating the incident and are looking for the assailant and the woman to shed light on the incident,” said Mr Naurori.


Witnesses said the two men were drinking together at Nailepu bar located at Pentagon House before they started arguing over who should go home with the woman.

“The two men were seen drinking together before a quarrel ensued. They had both walked out of the bar and one of them stabbed the other before he escaped,” said one of the revelers who witnessed the drama as it unfolded.


The killing resulted in tension in the area since the two were from different communities.

“Being a market day, many communities from the neighboring counties were at the trading center for business. The incident was also blown out of proportion through social media, but there is relative calm in the area,” the administrator said.

The victim’s community is demanding arrest of the assailant.

Narok South police Boss Phillip Kirui said the body of the victim was later taken to Longisa Hospital mortuary.

“We are also tracking down the woman to assist the police with investigation,” he said.