Police in Awendo, Migori County are looking into an incident in which one man died after an altercation with a hotel owner – allegedly over soda.
The deceased, Samuel Owino, was stabbed several times by George Owuor, 31, who owns a hotel at Ulanda trading centre in Awendo Sub-County.
South Sakwa location Chief Mr.Mourice Asindi has said the deceased had gone for some a meal at the suspects’ hotel where they had a disagreemen.
Their fight culminated in the hotel owner picking a knife and stabbing Mr Owino to death.
Police are looking deeper into the cause of the clash, even as some witnesses reported that the fight broke out over a bottle of soda.
After the stabbing, the suspect reportedly tried to get away but was intercepted by the angry locals who later handed him over to the police officers.
Awendo OCPD Daniel Kinywa confirmed the incident, adding that the suspect is currently being held at the Awendo Police Station.
The deceased’s body has since been taken to Rapcom hospital mortuary as the police continue with the investigation into the murder.