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Water vending rivalry led to gruesome murder with Somali sword in Eastleigh

By Nyaboga Kiage September 13th, 2022 1 min read

Detectives attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have launched a manhunt for a man who killed another over water vending business in Eastleigh, Nairobi County.

Police say that the suspect only identified as Issa went into hiding after allegedly killing Mr Abdifatah Hassan Barre using a Somali sword.

In a statement to the police, Mr Mohamud Abdifatah Hassan who is the son of the deceased said his father had been asked by a client to supply water using his bowser at an apartment located near a hospital called Almin Hospital in Eastleigh.

“But upon arrival, father and son were confronted by a group of business rivals who claimed that the duo had invaded their water vending ‘territory,” the DCI said in a statement.

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This led to a bitter exchange of words before the suspect reached for a Somali sword and allegedly struck the deceased on the left side of his chest ending his life on the spot.

After the incident, the suspect then fled the scene to an unknown destination and efforts to save the man’s life by rushing him to a nearby hospital were fruitless as he was pronounced dead on arrival at the Almin Hospital.

Currently, sleuths attached to the DCI Homicide wing are following possible leads that will lead to the arrest of the suspect and make him answer to the crimes.

Police said that he will be charged with murder once he is arrested and arraigned in court.

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