Man who allegedly killed teen over love affair with daughter arrested


Man who allegedly killed teen over love affair with daughter arrested

A man suspected of killing a teenage boy over an alleged love affair with his daughter has been arrested in Vihiga.

52-year-old John Christon Shipiti is reported to have attacked the Class 8 pupil on August 7 last year but the incident only came to light on Wednesday.

“The suspect is reported to have frenziedly served hot blows and kicks to the pupil, after suspecting him of having a love affair with his 13-year-old daughter,” said the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

The 17-year-old boy from Chemego Primary School is said to have succumbed to the severity of the injuries, moments after seeking treatment at a Vihiga hospital.

“The victim’s legs, cheeks, forehead and upper lip had been most affected, but the unfortunate incident was kept under until yesterday,” the DCI added.

Shipiti was arrested on Wednesday and will remain in police custody pending arraignment for murder.

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