KCSE candidate stabbed to death at circumcision ceremony
A family in Molo, Nakuru County is mourning the death of their 17-year-old son after he was stabbed following an altercation at a circumcision ceremony.
The deceased, identified as Isaac Kariuki, was a candidate in the ongoing Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) at Chandera Secondary School.
According to the deceased’s cousin Kevin Kimani, Kariuki was stabbed after some of the youths tried to force others to smoke bhang, a move that was opposed by others leading to the commotion.
“We had just finished eating at the initiation ceremony of two of our friends. Several youths who were under the influence of drugs asked for more food but there was none. They tried to force the initiates smoke bhang which we resisted,” said Kimani.
The deceased was pronounced dead on arrival at the Molo Level Four Hospital after bleeding excessively.
Kariuki’s mother, Susan Mukami described the death of her son as “unfortunate” saying that her son was disciplined and has no history of using drugs.
“It’s a big loss to our family. My son was caught in the wrong place with the wrong people,” said a teary Ms. Mukami.
Confirming the incident, Molo Deputy County Commissioner David Wanyonyi termed the incident as “shocking” saying the suspect had already been arrested.
“The suspect is in police custody and will be arraigned in court after investigations have been done. We shall step up the fight against drug abuse in the area which has led to moral decay among our youths,” said Wanyonyi.
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