• Tuesday, 25 June 2024
Inmate accused of biting off and swallowing another inmate's finger

Inmate accused of biting off and swallowing another inmate's finger

An detainee serving a 15-year prison sentence for murder will be charged in an Eldoret court on Monday for allegedly biting off the finger of a fellow inmate at the Eldoret GK prison's workshop.

On October 7, 2022, Richard Rutto Kipkosir allegedly attacked Patrick Mukonyi Mulika during industrial work, causing the victim to lose a finger.

Mukonyi, who was sentenced to five years in prison in March after being found guilty of housebreaking and stealing by an Eldoret court, was rushed to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) for medical attention.

Warders' efforts to trace the chopped finger were futile because the attacker is said to have swallowed it, a gesture intended to conceal evidence.

According to the prison warder who was supervising the duo in the workshop, the duo had a disagreement over an unknown issue, and the victim was soon crying in agony and bleeding profusely.


Serious injury
Kipkosir, who was arrested by prison guards following the incident, was briefly detained at Eldoret Central Police Station for questioning before being arraigned on Friday.

The suspect was not allowed to enter a plea when he appeared before Senior Resident Magistrate Christine Menya because the investigating officer had requested more time to complete the investigation.

The investigating officer informed the court that the prosecution planned to charge him with causing grievous harm on Monday of the following week.

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