A 26-year-old man is currently in police custody for allegedly killing his friend for refusing to share a beer bottle with him. Wycliff Kinyua and Alex maina, 30, were drinking together in a local bar on Tuesday night when their long lost friend who was passing by the shopping center offered to buy them a drink.
The two are said to have disagreed over how they would share the beer bottle thus evoking a fight where Alex is said to have collapsed. The bar owner quickly rushed Alex to hospital but he passed on while undergoing treatment.
Confirming the incident, Ndia Sub-county police commander David Kabena said Mr. Kinyua was arrested on Tuesday by detectives and rushed to Baricho Law Court.
“Currently, the suspect is being held at Sagana police station after Baricho law court allowed us to investigate for 14 days as witnesses continue to record statements,” Mr. Kabena said.
The suspect and victim were boda boda riders along the Sagana-Karatina highway.