Robbery suspect cuts his own throat with kitchen knife to avoid arrest in Uasin Gishu

File image of a kitchen knife. PHOTO | FILE

Three robbery with violence suspects from Kapseret, Uasin Gishu County, are presently in police custody while the fourth took his own life by cutting his throat open with a kitchen knife to avoid arrest.

The gang of four armed with machetes is said to have attacked and robbed a victim of his motorcycle at Berur area on Tuesday night, leaving him unconscious.

On gaining consciousness, the victim alerted the police who jointly with members of the public pursued the suspects with the aid of a tracker fixed on the bike.

Three suspects – Zedrick Mulama, Robert Safari and Silas Lugalia – were all cornered and arrested at Soy where, upon rigorous search, three other motorcycles were also recovered.

The officers, after interrogating the suspects, then proceeded to the home of the fourth suspect at Sauti ya Engine estate.

The suspect however, on sighting the police, reportedly killed himself by cutting open his throat with a kitchen knife to avoid arrest.

The three other suspects are still in custody being processed for arraignment.

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