A Nigerian man is in police custody after he reportedly stabbed his friend to death over money.

The Nigerian man who stabbed his friend to death in Kenya
Inset: The Nigerian man who stabbed his friend to death in Kenya


Police in Kiambu area of Kenya are holding a Nigerian man who stabbed his fellow countryman to death in a fight over money in Ruaka Town, Kiambaa sub-county on Monday.

A witness said that the man pulled out a knife and stabbed his friend moments after arriving at his residence. "The guy came over and they met at the gate. He stopped outside his friend's car, knocked on the window, took out the knife and stabbed his friend in the chest," a guard at the residence in question said.

Neighbors said the guard held the attacker and roughed him up, but was saved by police who arrived at the scene. They described the friends as secretive and reserved. Police officers said the victim was stabbed several times on the chest following a confrontation over an unknown amount of money.

The victim killed during the scuffle
Inset: The victim killed during the scuffle


The suspect is being held at Karuri police police station and the body of the victim was taken to Nairobi City Mortuary.

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