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Revenge mission: Teen stabbed in heated dispute over football

By Nyaboga Kiage February 7th, 2023 2 min read

Police in Nairobi have launched an incident where a 17-year-old boy stabbed his friend several times after they disagreed on playing football.

In the incident in Mwiki within Kasarani Estate, the suspect, identified as K.S stabbed his friend B.O. before the rescue mission took place.

The victim’s mother, identified as P.O. told the police attached to Mwiki Police Post that she had left her home located at Mariru Park for Kiambu County when the incident took place.

“It is while I was at Kiambu Town when I received a call that my son had been stabbed severally using a knife at Phase 35 street area,” she said.

The victim was then rushed to Uzima Uhai Hospital by well-wishers, where he was admitted, and his condition stabilized.

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Police say that the duo, known to be great friends, had differed on Sunday while playing football, only for the perpetrator, also a teen, to attack the victim unawares before he fled on Monday, February 6, 2023.

“The victim was stabbed on the throat, back and both legs,” a report seen by Nairobi News revealed.


A man took his own life in Yatta, Machakos County.

In a statement by police, John Muia Nginye, 43, died after consuming the unknown substance moments after threatening to do so.

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The matter was reported to the police by Mr Daniel Nginye, who is the father to the deceased.

“The scene was visited and a beer bottle with unknown substance was recovered. The body was removed to the Mbaku Funeral Home pending an autopsy. The case is still pending as investigations are ongoing,” the report further read.

In 2022, the World Health Organisation (WHO) data estimated that 408 people die by suicide yearly. However, the figures could be high due to underreporting since it has largely been stigmatised.

The WHO further says the number of suicides reported in Kenya rose by 58 per cent between 2008-2017 to reach 421.

The report showed that more men were likely to die by suicide than their female counterparts. Out of the 421 suicide cases in 2017, 330 involved men.

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