An inmate at the notorious King’ong’o Prison killed a fellow inmate after they disagreed over kSH 27,000 which they allegedly solicited via Mpesa.
This is despite the fact that inmates are not allowed to have phones.
The assailant, who is serving a life sentence for robbery with violence, is said to have quarrelled with the victimÂ – serving term for rape -Â over how to share the money before hitting him in the head with a hammer, killing him.
â€œWe received a report this morning at around 4am from Kingâ€™ongo. The two sleep in the same cubical, Block 2 Ward 7.
â€œThe two are said to have quarrelled over some amount of money.
â€œWhen they failed to agree, the accused then turned on (his cellmate) and hit him with a hammer on the head killing him instantly,â€ said Nyeri Central OCPD Charles Rotich.