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Man kills neighbour for insulting him, calling his wife a prostitute



While at his home, the deceased passed by from a drinking spree and started hurling insults at him,saying he is married to a prostitute.

A man, 68, surrendered himself to the police in Tana River County and confessed to hacking another man to death for insulting him.

Leonard Yaa Baya told the police he hacked a 40-year-old Katana Kaingu Kombe to death after Katana, who was from a drinking spree, allegedly hurled insults at him, calling the suspect a worthless man who was married to a prostitute.

Tana River County Police Commander Fred Ochieng confirmed the incident, saying it took place at Miticharaka village in Chamwanamuma on Saturday evening.

“It was reported to the police Sunday morning at 6.25 am by one Leonard Yaa Baya (now accused) that while at his home, the deceased passed by from a drinking spree and started hurling insults at him, calling him a worthless person married to a prostitute,” Ochieng said.

He said the suspect told the police that an argument ensued between them leading to a physical fight during which the suspect rushed to his house, took a machete and cut the trespasser three times in the head.

Ochieng said police officers visited the scene of the incident on Sunday morning and took the body to the Malindi Sub County Hospital Mortuary to await a post mortem examination.

“Baya was then put in custody to be arraigned before a Garsen court on Monday,” Ochieng said.

He appealed to members of the public to avoid taking the law into their hands even when offended, but instead report to the police so the offender can be dealt with in accordance with the law.

“Hurling insults to another person is an offence for which an individual can be charged before a court of law,” he said.



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