Nairobi: Man attempts suicide after stabbing neighbour over debt

A file image of a bloody knife [PHOTO | COURTESY]

An Egyptian man who had gone to collect his debt from his neighbour was stabbed eight times after a fight ensured.

Following the attack, the perpetrator tried to commit suicide by slitting his throat.

Police responded to the attack after they were alerted by a neighbour who heard commotion at the Orange apartment in Jamhuri estate.

In a statement, police said the victim and his two roommates went to the suspect’s house and demanded payment of a debt that he allegedly owed one of them.

“He became angry and went to the kitchen, grabbed a knife and stabbed the victim eight times while his roommate was stabbed on the thigh before turning the knife on himself,” read the police report.

The two roommates were rushed to Coptic Hospital where one of them died while undergoing treatment. His roommate was admitted and is in stable condition.

The suspect was taken to Nairobi Women’s Hospital where he was admitted in critical condition.

Earlier this month, a woman was admitted to hospital with serious injuries after she fell from the fifth floor of an apartment on Ndemi Road in Kilimani, while cleaning the windowpanes.

The 36-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital in severe condition.

In March, a man collapsed and died in an apartment moments after he had checked in with his girlfriend in Kilimani area, Nairobi.

The 40-year-old man had checked into the apartment along Kindaruma Road before a woman believed to be his girlfriend joined him later.

The woman however ran out screaming minutes later saying he had collapsed and died.

Police visited the scene with paramedics who confirmed he had died and moved the body to the mortuary.

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