Police in Homa Bay County have arrested a 25-year-old trader for allegedly killing his customer over Ksh50 change.
According to reports by the Daily Nation, the deceased identified as Junior Opiyo, 23, was stabbed in the neck by a chips seller on Tuesday evening, December 15 after they disagreed over Ksh50 balance.
While confirming the incident, Asego Sub-location Assistant Chief Tom Ondiek said that he received a complaint from the resident that a group of youths were fighting at a chips kiosk.
“I got to the scene and saw a youth being rushed to the hospital on a motorcycle. He was bleeding on is neck,” he said.
The deceased is said to have gone to buy chips from a trader in Makongeni Estate within Homa Bay town in company of his friends when the incident happened.
Opiyo bought chips worth Ksh50 and was expecting Ksh50 change after he gave the seller a Ksh100 note.
According to witnesses, the chips seller did not have the change and decided to look for the money from other traders. This angered Opiyo and his group who were complaining that their time was being wasted.
Opiyo and his friends decided to confront the trader, who is then alleged to have used a kitchen knife that he was holding in his hands to stab the victim.
The victim died while being treated at St Paul’s Mission Hospital in Homa Bay Town.
Homa Bay Sub-County Police Commander Sammy Koskey said the suspect is being held at Homa Bay Police Station and will be charged with murder.