A Kenya Defence Forces Sergeant has been killed in a mob attack after an amorous greeting to another man’s wife went horribly awry.
The bizarre incident happened last night in Utawala, Nairobi. According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the soldier, whose name is yet to be released, was walking home in the company of his brother when they met a couple.
The soldier was reportedly intoxicated after an afternoon of drinking at Fahari Hotel, Utawala. “The deceased greeted the lady much to the disgust of her fiancé,” says the DCI. “An argument ensued culminating to a stone throwing match pitting the couple on one side and the Sergeant leading the charge on the other.”
When the couple was overpowered, they screamed for help, claiming they were being attacked by robbers. “As a result, a mob of six men came to the couple’s aid and clobbered the Sergeant to death. His brother escaped by a whisker,” adds DCI.
The soldier was only 38 years old. Detectives whisked to action and arrested five suspects. They will be arraigned in court on Monday.
In 2017, High Court judge David Majanja sentenced 12 men to death after finding them guilty of perpetrating the gruesome murder of three suspected cattle thieves in a mob attack.
“The savage way the accused inflicted the injuries on the deceased leaves no doubt that they had intent to cause grievous harm or death. I therefore find and hold that the prosecution proved malice aforethought within the meaning of section 206(a) of the Penal Code,” he said in his ruling.