Prisoner kills cellmate over ksh 27,000.

Prisoner kills cellmate over ksh 27,000.

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The cash is believed to have been sent via a mobile phone transfer on Monday .

The inmate at the King’ong’o GK Maximum Prison in Nyeri allegedly argued with his cellmate over how to split up the cash before he was struck on the head with a hammer and killed.

Sources told Baraka FM the inmate accused of killing his cellmate is serving a jail sentence for committing robbery with violence.

The deceased inmate was also serving a time in prison for a rape charge.

Nyeri police are investigation the killing.

The incident is expected to spark a public debate following reports that prisoners have fraudulently been using mobile phone transfers while in prison to con people of millions of shillings.