Pupil held for killing stepfather and attempting suicide

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A standard six pupil has been arrested for killing his stepfather and attempting to commit suicide in Chepkoin village, Kericho County.

Confirming the incident Belgut OCPD Phillip Okello, the minor was arrested on Sunday after killing the stepfather following an early argument over food.

Okello said the 15-year-old boy quarrelled with his stepfather over supper before the minor slashed the 50-year-old man in the chest using a machete.

He said the minor upon discovering that he had killed his father, he went into hiding and attempted to commit suicide before the police and villagers intervened.

“The minor was arrested hours later in the nearby village where he had fled to and ingested an acaricide in attempt to commit suicide to avert police arrest,” said Okello.

The suspect was rushed to Sosiot hospital where he was treated and discharged on Monday morning.

Meanwhile, the body of the deceased was taken Kericho county hospital mortuary while the boy remains in police custody waiting to be arraigned in juvenile court.

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