A 23-year-old man has been killed in an alleged dispute over Sh50 balance that he was to be given after buying chips from a trader within Makongeni estate in Homa Bay Town.
The deceased who was identified as Dick Junior Opiyo was allegedly stabbed with a kitchen knife during a physical fight between him and a trader identified as Brian Omondi 25, who operates a chips stall.
The confrontations began between the two after the deceased who was accompanied by two of his friends paid Brian Sh 100 for a packet of chips at Sh50 and was to be given a change of 50 shillings.
According to Assistant Chief of Asego Sub Location Tom Ondiek, Opiyo and his friends got impatient when the trader delayed giving them back their balance of Sh50 and started destroying his property in the chips den.
The administrator said that the trader who had gone to look for the balance was angered after he came back and found his property being destroyed and after an argument, he allegedly took a kitchen knife and stabbed Opiyo at the neck.
The deceased was rushed to St Paul hospital in Homa Bay Town and died while undergoing treatment after losing a lot of blood.
Homa Bay Sub-County Police Commander Sammy Koskey confirmed the incident saying the suspect was immediately arrested and detained in Homa Bay police station pending further investigations before being arraigned in court.
By Davis Langat