Form Three Student Stabs To Death His Colleague at Keben High School After an Altercation.
A form three student on Wednesday, May 4, stabbed his colleague to death in Keben High School, Kericho County.
The two were said to have had an altercation before the situation escalated.
The attacker was aged 23 while his victim was an 18-year-old female student.
The victim died on the spot within the school compound.
The students went on riot demanding justice for their colleague, disrupting the learning at the school.
Meanwhile, the Police quickly launched a manhunt for the suspect who had gone into hiding and was later arrested and is now in custody.
The police are investigating the incident to establish the cause of the confrontation.
The incident is not the first of its kind to happen in Rift Valley after a case in November, 2021, involving a Form Four student in Uasin Gishu where he killed his form three female lover and her one-year-old baby.
Cases of gender-based violence have been on the rise, causing concern among many Kenyans.
According to data from the 2014 Demographic and Health Survey, 41 percent of GBV cases reported by women are from intimate partners, including husbands.
In a similar case, on November 22, 2021, a Form Four student in Uasin Gishu killed his Form Three female lover and her one-year-old baby.