• A resident John Macharia said that the youths who are well known in the area had been harassing and robbing area residents for the last couple of months.

Tension is high in Ndabibi area of Naivasha after a group of youths killed a farmer by stabbing him on the neck during a botched robbery attempt.

The three youths attacked the farmer while on his way home only to find that he had used the cash he had to buy seeds before knifing him on the neck.

Following the incident, irate area residents mounted a major search for the youths and managed to arrest one of them before the police came to his rescue.

A resident John Macharia said that the youths who are well known in the area had been harassing and robbing area residents for the last couple of months.

“Last week they robbed and injured a bar attendant before stabbing the farmer who died while on his way to Naivasha sub-county hospital,” he said.

Meanwhile, an attempt by a suspected thief to flee from motorcycle operators in Naivasha ended on a sour note after he was crushed to death by a truck.

The middle-aged man died on the spot following the bizarre incident along the Naivasha-Mai Mahiu road where a motorcycle he had stolen was recovered.

Trouble started after the irate operators cornered the suspect who agreed to lead them where the stolen motorcycle was hidden.

According to one of the operators, Saul Njoroge, they managed to recover the motorcycle that was stolen from one of them in Longonot town last week.

“There is a gang that has been waylaying motorcycle operators and robbing them before we managed to get one of them,” he said.

Njoroge added that they decided to take the suspect to Naivasha police station so that he could reveal his accomplices.

However, along the way, the suspect jumped from one of the motorcycles that was being used to ferry him to the police station leading to his death.

“He jumped into the road and a truck that was right behind him clashed him to death before police were called into the scene,” he said.

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed both incidents adding the bodies had been collected and inquest files opened.