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Tour guide stabs Chinese tourist to death in fight for table space

A Chinese tour guide went berserk and stabbed a Chinese couple holidaying at the Maasai Mara in a scuffle over a dining table.

He stabbed both the man and woman with a knife. The woman succumbed to her injuries, while her husband survived with injuries.

The incident happened at Keekorok Lodge on Monday night.


The tour guide and the Chinese couple had argued over occupancy of a dining table, with the guide insisting that he usually used the table.

He then brought out a knife from his pocket, which he used to attack the couple.

The woman, who was stabbed twice in her chest and ribs, succumbed to the injuries as she was being rushed to Sikinani Health Centre.

Her husband survived with injuries.

More than 100 tourists who were having dinner and witnessed the incident scampered for safety, screaming as they rushed out of the dining hall.


Narok County Police Commander Jillo Galgalo confirmed the incident, which happened at 7:30pm Monday night.

The police boss confirmed that the woman’s husband was Tuesday morning flown to Nairobi Hospital for treatment.

Mr Galgalo said the attacker was arrested and was being held at the Narok Police Station.

A police officer who responded to the attack, but who requested not to be named, said the tour guide had asked the couple to vacate the dining table so he could sit there but they declined.

EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of this story had identified the tour guide as a Kenyan. The error has since been rectified.