The late Maurice Khataka Shibutse (pictured), 47

By Angella Semu

NAIROBI-(MaraviPost)-Kenyan Police are keeping in custody a 16 year old class 6 boy for killing his neighbor at Shihumbi village in Shinyalu Constituency.

Shinyalu OCPD Robert Makau confirmed the incident in a statement.

According to Makau, the boy was arrested after hitting the deceased, Moris Khataka, a P1 Teacher at Ihondolo Primary School with a huge stone after he had reportedly denied him entry into his compound to fetch water.

According to The standard, the two had been immediate neighbors and the wife of the deceased, Evelyne Mukhanje said the suspect and the deceased had been in bad terms since last year after the boy robbed him of his phone and radio set.

He died at Kakamega General hospital while receiving treatment following the injuries he sustained to his head as a result of the incident.

The boy will remain in custody awaiting prosecution as police continue to investigate the matter before he can be arraigned in court to answer to murder charges.

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