Henry Kwaba, a Class Five pupil, had visited his uncle, Eric Kenani, 32, at Omusasa village, who attacked him for poor grades in school.
Suspect allegedly stabbed nephew in the chest
Kenani, a lab technician in Kisii, allegedly asked the boy to explain the reason for his dismal performance in class. Kenani would, however, not have any of it. He reportedly begun beating him up. He reportedly did not stop there… he rushed for a kitchen knife in the kitchen, stabbing him severally.
The pupil’s pleas to his uncle to stop reportedly fell on deaf ears, and Kwaba bled to death at his uncle’s house.
“Kwaba pleaded with his uncle to forgive him but he received a slap on his face,” one of the witnesses recalled.
“He took a knife from a bucket and stabbed the boy in the chest near his ribs. The knife was about one foot long,” area assistant chief James Momanyi said.
His family is still in shock over what transpired. The boy’s uncle, Rimson Mwosia, says that Kenani was drunk at the time.
“He has never engaged in crime since his childhood, but today we are shocked over what he did,” he added.
Police officers visited the scene of crime and retrieved the knife, which will be used as exhibit in the case. They have also launched a manhunt for Kenani who is still at large.
Meanwhile, the boy’s body was taken to Kisii County Referral Hospital mortuary.