A 17-year-old boy was arrested in Gilgil, Nakuru County after he stabbed two women several times for refusing to support his father’s parliamentary bid, a prominent Nakuru politician.
Jane Kibe, 48, and Peris Wanjiru, 35, are recovering at the Nakuru War Memorial Hospital after being stabbed 18 and 9 times respectively following the incident at the Teacher’s Building in Gilgil.
Kibe said she was shocked when the young man, a friend of Wanjiru’s son, barged into her room with a knife before announcing that he was going to kill her.
Kibe said she could not understand how she might have hurt him. He pushed me on the bed and started stabbing me. “The boy blamed me for not supporting his father, who was a candidate for parliament,” she added.
“I started asking for help. He stabbed me in the lap, thigh and back. The doctor said that one of the stabs was so close to the heart and the other one damaged my left lung. “
Kibe’s cries for help attracted Wanjiru, who was in the bathroom at the time, but when she tried to intervene, the suspect turned to her and stabbed her nine times.
“He stabbed me nine times, three in the back and leg. He almost cut off one of my fingers. When we screamed loudly the boy ran out of the house,” said Wanjiru.
Wanjiru said: “I don’t understand where the accusations come from. Whatever happened is unfortunate and I want to know why he attacked me. I fear for my safety because it is a threat to my life.”
Confirming the incident, Nakuru County Police Commander Peter Mwanzo told reporters that investigations into the incident were ongoing and the boy would be charged with attempted murder.