A man who was brutally murdered by his friends at a local bar in Ugenya sub-county, sparking outrage among residents who took the law into their own hands.
The victim, identified as Chris Olunga, 32, was drinking with his friends at a liquor bar in Sihayi Trade Center on Thursday night when a violent argument broke out.
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The friend, whose name has not been released, allegedly stabbed Olunga multiple times in the chest and fled the scene.
Olunga’s body was discovered by a passerby on Friday morning and authorities were notified.
Ligala sub-site deputy director Crispin Onyango confirmed the incident and said police had launched a manhunt for the suspect.
However, before the police could arrest the suspect, a mob of angry locals attacked his house in the same village and set it on fire.
They also attacked a police station in Sihayi, accusing police officers of being too slow to respond to the murder.
Police had to use tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd and restore order.
Police condemned the violence and called on the public not to take justice into their own hands.
Olunga’s body was taken to the mortuary for autopsy.
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