17-year-old kills 31-year-old cousin over phone charging

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A police officer in crime scene. Police have launched manhunt for a 17-year-old suspect who killed his cousin after arguing over who to charge their phone first. /COURTESY

Police in Nandi County have launched a manhunt for a 17-year-old suspect who killed his cousin over a phone charger.

The deceased, 31-year-old, Josphat Kibet, is said to have gotten into an argument with the suspect over phone charging.

“Preliminary Investigations indicate that the two had argued over who would charge their phone first, before the young man reached for an arrow, stabbed the deceased on the left side of his chest before taking off,” said the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.

Kibet was pronounced dead on arrival at Kapsabet County Referral hospital from the arrow wound inflicted on him by the juvenile.

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