A man in Kenya, Bungoma County died on Monday during a fight with another man over a woman’s affection.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the man identified as Titus Wamalwa died on the spot after his opponent Oliver Wafula stabbed him on the chest with a kitchen knife.

The two had been fighting over a woman identified as Njoki.

“In the encounter staged at Njoki’s house, the suspect behind the killing suffered powerful punches from the deceased, who is rumoured by to have been an amateur pugilist,” said the DCI in a statement.

“On the verge of defeat, the suspect suddenly reached for a kitchen knife in the house and drove it deep into his opponent’s chest, killing him on the spot.”

The suspect behind the killing is then reported to have gone into hiding after committing the act.

“Detectives got wind of the incident and immediately cordoned off Kimwanga market, in search of the suspect who was finally cornered as he tried to sneak out of town,” added the DCI.

The bloodstained kitchen knife used in the killing was also recovered from the woman’s house and shall be produced in court as a key exhibit against the suspect.

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