Two men succumbed to knife wounds in Sunday after they were allegedly stabbed by a middle aged suspect in Bobaat village in Mosop Subcounty, Nandi County.
The two were trying to force out a man from a shop operated by his estranged wife they separated three years ago.
Witnesses said the culprit arrived at the shop prompting his wife to scamper to safety.
The suspect identified as Elkanah Sitini locked himself in the shop vowing to stay until his wife arrived.
According to village elder Aaron Lagat, Kisumu-based National Intelligence Service (NIS) officer Benjamin Sugut who was the landlord of the shop, and Edwin Kogo, a driver of a local politician, were stabbed by the suspect after an altercation.
“He was armed with a knife and when the two tried to forcefully push him out of the shop, he attacked him and they sustained serious injuries,” said Mr Lagat.
The two were confirmed death after being rushed to Kapsabet County Referral Hospital.
Nandi North OCPD Antony Shimuli confirmed the incident adding that police arrived in time before irate members of the public lynched the suspect.
“Police have arrested the suspect and will be arraigned in court. We have also recovered a knife he used to kill. Further investigations is ongoing,” said Shimuli.
Three other persons who sustained injuries after they were attacked by the suspect are nursing injuries at the Kapsabet hospital with medical superintendent Daniel Kemboi indicating that they were in a stable condition.
The bodies of the deceased are lying at the Kapsabet hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem and burial.