Keben secondary school has been thrown into mourning days after reopening for the first term. This is after a 19-year-old Tony Kiptoo, stabbed his ex-lover Irene Chelagat, 22. The incident happened in the morning before lessons began.
According to DCI Kenya, the two had been in a romantic relationship that ended a while back. The lady had found a new lover and moved on but the suspect had not. When the suspect learned that Chelagat had gotten a new lover who had even bought her a smartphone, he became furious and plotted her murder.
“Preliminary investigations by our detectives based in Belgut indicate that the two had been in a love relationship that had since run its course and the lady had moved on. With the pain of rejection too much to bear, Kiptoo who had already wished his estranged girlfriend peace in death by inscribing the initials R.I.P on a photo later discovered in his cubicle carried his mother’s vegetable knife and left for school. According to the deceased’s classmates, Kiptoo became furious after discovering that his former lover had found a new catch, who had since bought her a new smartphone,” shared DCI Kenya on Twitter.
Armed with a kitchen knife from home, the suspect descended on the victim stabbing her on the left side of her chest. This send the whole class into screams as one group struggled to assist the victim and the other was restraining the suspect.
Teacher on duty Mr. Kenneth Korir rushed to the scene only to find Chelagat bleeding profusely. With the assistance of some students, they rushed her to the nearby Sosiot medical center where she was pronounced dead on arrival. A picture of Chelagat was found in Kiptoo’s cubicle inscribed with the initials “R.I.P.”
The suspect is currently in police custody awaiting to answer to murder charges in court. Detectives are however seeking to have the suspect detained longer to allow them time to gather more evidence.
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