A man aged 38 years was speared to death by an attacker, who also drunk his blood at Botibigi village, South Mugirango, Kisii County.
In retaliation, irate villagers razed the suspected attacker’s two houses, destroyed several avocado trees and a banana plantation.
Villagers said the attacker who hailed from Borongo village, attacked the man, on Monday evening; when they met along the road, and went on to suck his blood.
Shock, anger and grief overcame villagers after the Monday evening incident.
The victim’s wife, Risper Kwamboka Obara said her husband, Daniel Mauti Obara, had left home on Monday evening, and went to demand for payment of a debt, amounting to sh. 1600, from the assailant.
The victim’s brother Vincent Ondabu said the assailant, Kennedy Keraka alias Ruto was a known criminal who lived in one of Nairobi’s slums and occasionally visited his rural home.
He said that the family was still in shock, and expressed disbelief that assailant had the guts to suck the victim’s blood, despite the fact that he committed the murder, in the open.
He added that at Ram hospital mortuary where his nephew was taken, mortuary attendants said his body had no blood, an indication that the suspected ‘vampire’ had indeed sucked blood.
Gucha South police boss Moses Kanyi said they are trailing the suspect, who escaped via Trans Mara, and had been tracked at Sirare enroute to Tanzania.
Source: Kenya News Agency