Police in Laikipia County are pursuing a middle-aged man who allegedly killed a hotel worker in Nyahururu town over a Sh200 bill he had been asked to pay.
Patrick Gitonga Muriithi was stabbed to death after he asked the suspect to pay for the food he had served him at the hotel.
The suspect accompanied by two women arrived at the hotel and ordered for food, and when Gitonga asked him to pay the bill, a heated argument ensued before the suspect drew a knife and stabbed him on the abdomen.
After commiting the henious act, the suspect disappeared on a motorbike towards Kiamaina slums.
The victim was rushed to Nyahururu County Referral hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Boda boda operators tried to trace the suspect, however, there efforts proved futile.
Preliminary reports show that the suspect had been released from prison recently after he was charged with robbery.
The deceased was an NYS-trained machinery operator, and had recently donated one of his kidneys to his brother.
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