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Jodan college student stab colleague to death.

An afternoon of merry-making ended tragically at Mukiriti Market after a male student stabbed and killed his colleague over unclear circumstances on Wednesday.

19 year-old Vincent Musyoka Kimanthi, an accounting and finance student at Jodan College of Technology, is said to have picked a quarrel with 22 year-old Kennedy Mwanthi Mbithuka (the deceased), who until his demise was a student at Kilimambogo Plant Operators Training College.

The suspect is said to have drawn a kitchen knife and stabbed him on the chest.

According to an eyewitness who craved anonymity, suspect that the knife had been concealed in the suspect’s clothing before he threw the victim on the floor, took out the knife and stabbed him.

“The two reside at Martha Teresa Hostel in Mukiriti Market. We suspect that they might have been on a drinking spree but we really can’t tell what caused the disagreement,” said the witness.

“We heard some quarrel then the two began fighting. All over sudden, we heard Mwanthi screaming. When we rushed to see what had happened, we found him lying on the floor in a pool of blood,” our source continued to narrate to us.

The deceased was rushed to Thika Nursing Home Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

When contacted, Deputy OCPD Bernard Ayoo, speaking on behalf of Thika West OCPD Willy Simba, confirmed the incident but lamented about the increase in students’ unrests in the region especially over the weekend.

Ayoo blamed the whole problem on alcohol and substance abuse. He accused parents of absconding their duties to counsel and guide their children.

“It is very sad that we have to lose such a young and promising young man for very trivial reasons. The suspect has also ruined his future for he may end up facing a very long time in jail. Parents need to take time with their children, especially those coming to the urban centres for the first time to avoid getting lured to certain vices that eventually dent their character or end their lives,” said Ayoo.

He advised students to take responsibility of their behaviour as they had only themselves to blame for the outcome of their misdeeds.

The suspect will be taken to court once investigations are complete.

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