• The goat owner is said to have carried out enquiry and discovered that Olela stole the goat and sold it to a butchery operator at Makongeni estate in Homa Bay town.

• Ochogo urged residents to avoid taking the law into their hands. Instead they should abide by legal procedure when aggrieved.

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A 25-year-old boda boda rider has been killed for allegedly stealing his neighbor's goat in Homa Bay Town constituency.

Joshua Olela was killed at Kapita estate in Homa Bay town on Friday night allegedly by man who accused him of stealing his goat.

It was reported that the Olela stole the goat from the young man at Kamakori village early this week.

The goat owner is said to have carried out inquiries and discovered that Olela stole the goat and sold it to a butchery operator at Makongeni estate in Homa Bay town.

“The owner of the goat waylaid Olela and stabbed him in the stomach using a knife. He died following the injuries,” a resident said.

Residents said Olela was asked why he stole and sold the goat but he denied the accusation. It’s reported that the two engaged in a physical fight before the suspect stabbed him.

Homa Bay Township Location Senior Chief Joshua Ochogo said efforts of residents to rescue Olela by taking him to hospital proved futile.

“Residents tried to rescue him but he was already overwhelmed by the serious injuries sustained in the assault,” Ochogo said.

The administrator arrested the suspect and handed him to police at Homa Bay Police Station where he has been detained.

“The suspect has already been taken the police station where he is being detained for legal action,” Ochogo said.

Ochogo urged residents to avoid taking the law into their hands and instead they should abide by legal procedure when aggrieved.

“Let residents report to government security agencies when they have any grievances instead of taking the law into their hands,” he said.

The body was moved to Homa Bay County Referral Hospital mortuary.

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