Man kills his friend over meal of termites in Tharaka Nithi

Man kills his friend over meal of termites in Tharaka Nithi
File image of dried termites ready for consumption. PHOTO| COURTESY

A 36-year-old man was on Sunday evening stabbed to death following a disagreement over a meal of termites at Kamatungu village in Tharaka Nithi County.

It is alleged that the suspect; Muriungi wa Kaindi, 30, attacked Daniel Mutiria Wacece after he found him picking termites outside his house.

An argument ensued between the two after Kaindi, a waiter at a local hotel, demanded that Wacece surrenders the insects, claiming that they belonged to him.

According to eyewitnesses, the two began fighting before the suspect picked a knife from his house and stabbed the victim four times on the chest.

The two are reported to have been drunk as they had earlier been spotted at a drinking joint during Mashujaa Day celebrations.

Tharaka South Police Commander Kiprop Rutto confirmed the incident saying the suspect surrendered himself at Marimanti Police Station after escaping a mob baying for his blood.

The body of the deceased who died on the spot was taken to Chuka Hospital mortuary.

The suspect is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday.

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