A knife-wielding robber in Muguga, Kiambu county, was killed with his own knife that he had sharpened to slaughter innocent victims in the area.
Evans Atuya, 35, whose lifeless body is lying at Gachie level 4 hospital had together with two of his accomplices attacked Godwin Wanyama, at his house in Muguga, Kabete sub-county.
According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the three stormed into Wanyama’s house at 2 am by knocking down his door using a huge rock, rudely awakening him from his slumber.
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“A scuffle immediately ensued as the thugs tried to subdue their victim. But a tactful Wanyama went straight for Atuya’s hand and dispossessed him of the knife.
“Like a lioness whose cubs were under attack, he furiously went for the suspect’s neck and stabbed him as his accomplices took flight!” DCI tweeted.
The suspect is said to have only managed a few steps from Wanyama’s house before he fell down and succumbed to the injuries caused by his own weapon.
Neighbours whose sleep had been interrupted by the commotion came in their numbers to Wanyama’s aid but found out that he had already arrested the situation.
The DCI revealed that the Muguga Police Station OCS led a contingent of officers to the scene where they confirmed that indeed Wanyama’s house had been broken into.
Only door hinges and a few nails were still hanging loosely on the door frame.
According to the DCI, crime scene detectives combed the scene and left with sufficient clues on the identity of the other suspects, whose arrest is nigh.
“Detectives would however wish to advise victims of attacks from armed thugs that depending on the situation they’re facing, avoid a confrontation that may lead to their lives being lost,” DCI urged.