A Moi University student(Town Campus) stabbed his colleague to death on Monday night over what police suspect was a love triangle gone awry.
Dickson Sirengo, a first year student, stabbed Steve Wairimu, a fourth year student, eight times with a kitchen knife during the incident in Brookside area, Eldoret.
The incident happened inside the hostel room of Faith Bwire, a first year student.
According to Eldoret South OCPD Isa Manja, the deceased was in a relationship with Faith. He had gone to her hostel around 9pm while drunk. He found Dickson and Faith having a conversation while seated on the bed. Displeased, he started shouting at Dickson.
The girlfriend, according to sources, ran out to call the security officers at the off-campus Pioneer Roma hostels.
Dickson then went to the cooking area, got hold of a kitchen knife, turned around and stabbed Steve eight times. He then tried to run – off , but was caught by guards near the River Sossion bridge.
“It was only when I was on my way to the security office to report the incident that I stumbled upon Steve writhing in pain on the stairs and bleeding profusely. That is when I discovered that he had been stabbed,” said Faith Bwire.
Steve died as officials of the student council and the hostel management rushed him to hospital. The suspect was apprehended by security officials and is currently being held in Langas police station. The security officers also saved him from students who were baying for his blood.
Incidences of love affairs going south have been on the increase in Kenyan campuses. Last week, a UoN student killed her boyfriend over a Facebook post. And only weeks ago, a man killed his Egerton university girlfriend by stabbing her severally and slitting open her throat. This happened at Njokerio, a village market close to institution’s main campus. The man was later on beaten by mob to death leaving behind a 3 month old baby. Same was also witnessed at Maseno and Kabianga University.