A row over an alcohol bill left two brothers dead after one stabbed the other on the chest before slitting his own throat using a knife in Naivasha.
The Wednesday night incident in Kinungi village off the Nairobi-Nakuru highway left residents in shock as relatives and friends tried to come to terms with the deaths.
The two brothers, aged 31 and 29 years old, were drinking in one of the local bars when they differed over the bill, leading to a commotion.
The elder brother, identified as Joseph Kagwima, in a fit of anger whipped out a knife and stabbed his younger sibling, Simon Kamau, leaving him bleeding on the floor of the bar.
On arrival at his nearby home, Kagwima used the same knife to slit his throat and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Naivasha sub-county hospital where he had been rushed for treatment.
A relative of the two, Cecilia Wanjiru, spoke of the family’s shock, noting that the pair – who were land brokers – were friends who always conducted their businesses jointly.
Wanjiru added that the cause of the row is still unclear to the family, terming the deaths as a double tragedy.
Area MCA Stanley Karanja said the duo’s death dealt major blow to their families as the elder Kagwima had two wives while Kamau had a very young family.
Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed the incident saying an inquest file had since been opened and both bodies taken to the Naivasha sub-county hospital mortuary.