Police have arrested a teenage son of a Nakuru politician custody for stabbing two neighbours whom he accused of not supporting his father’s parliamentary bid.
The 17-year-old allegedly stormed into their neighbour’s house and stabbed a woman and her sister accusing them of supporting a rival.
Confirming the incident Nakuru County Police Commander, Peter Mwanzo said officers were still investigating the matter.
Mwanzo stated that police intend to charge the minor with attempted murder.
The attacked women were identified as Jane Kibe and her sister Peris Wanjiru.
Kibe who was in her bedroom was stabbed 18 times while Wanjiru suffered 9 stab wounds
“I was shocked when the boy stormed into the bedroom fuming with anger. He has been visiting us and I knew him as our neighbour’s son. I didn’t read any mischief at first,” said Kibe.
“I didn’t understand how I had wronged him. He pushed me to the bed and started to stab me. The boy accused me of not supporting his father who is a parliamentary candidate.”
Wanjiru was in the bathroom inside the house when she heard a commotion and rushed to the bedroom where the high school student inflicted deep cut wounds on her.
“The boy is a good friend of my son and even often visits us. When I got into the room, I could not believe my eyes when I saw my sister bleeding and him holding the blood-stained knife,” Wanjiru recalled.