A Form Four student at Faza Secondary School in Lamu died yesterday after being stabbed by a Form Three student during break time.
Reports indicate that the 18-year-old was stabbed with a knife after the two were involved in a fight fatally injuring the victim.
The suspect is a 17-year-old student at the same school is said to be on the run.
The village elder Mr. Abud Mohamed and the school Principal Mr. Shoka confirmed the incident.
An Eyewitness said the incident that turned tragic started with a small confrontation between the duo during break time – before one of them stabbed the other in the back.
“It started with a small confrontation, and they kept exchanging harsh words between themselves.
“Unfortunately, things escalated and one of them lost his cool and stabbed his fellow,” said the witness.
The student was rushed to Faza Level 4 Hospital in critical condition – but was unfortunately pronounced dead on arrival at the facility.
“This is very unfortunate. We are urging the authorities to ensure that the suspect is arrested and justice is served,” said Mr. Abud.
Police have begun an investigation into the incident and launched a manhunt for the suspect.