A knife-wielding robber got a dose of his own medicine, when a knife he had sharpened to slaughter innocent victims in Muguga, Kiambu county, sent him to the grave first.
Before the sudden twist of events, Evans Atuya, 35, whose lifeless body is lying at Gachie level 4 hospital had together with two of his accomplices attacked Godwin Wanyama, at his house in Muguga, Kabete sub county.
The three had stormed into Wanyama’s house at 2am by knocking his door to the ground using a huge rock, rudely awakening him from his slumber.
A scuffle immediately ensued as the thugs tried to subdue their victim. But a tactful Wanyama went straight for Atuya’s hand and dispossessed him of the knife. Like a lioness whose cubs were under attack, he furiously went for the suspect’s neck and stabbed him as his accomplices took flight!
The suspect only managed a few steps from Wanyama’s house, before he fell down and succumbed to the injuries caused by his own weapon.
Neighbours whose sleep had been interrupted by the commotion came in their numbers to Wanyama’s aid, only to find that he had already arrested the situation.
The officer commanding Muguga police station led a contingent of officers to the scene and confirmed that indeed Wanyama’s house had been broken into. Only door hinges and a few nails were still hanging loosely on the door frame, as a testament that there once stood a door to Wanyama’s house.
Meanwhile, crime scene detectives combed the scene and left with sufficient clues on the identity of the other suspects, whose arrest is nigh.
Detectives would however wish to advise victims of attacks from armed thugs to where possible, avoid a confrontation that may lead to their lives being lost.