Villagers clash with police as they protest teenager's fatal stabbing

Protesting mourners

Mourners from Shisiru village in Lurambi Constituency with the coffin bearing the remains of a 19-year-old who was stabbed to death in Emukaya village in the neighbouring Navakholo Sub-county. The protesting mourners burnt down more than 15 houses and destroyed crops in the farms.

Photo credit: Shaban Makokha | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The teenager was fatally stabbed while attending an overnight vigil dance.
  • The mourners carried the coffin bearing the remains of the teenager to the suspect's home.

Police in Navakholo Sub-county, Kakamega County on Friday clashed with angry mourners who were protesting the killing of a teenager during an overnight vigil dance, locally known as disco matanga.

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