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Over 50 houses burnt in revenge after Form One student is killed - 6 months ago, 23 Jan 00:05

Ignatius Odanga

More than 20 families in a village in Busia County have been rendered homeless after their houses were burnt.

The incident followed the killing of a Form One student, Ramadhan Abdala, from the neighbouring Nanyeni village, by Malomba residents the previous night in a suspected case of mistaken identity.

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According to reports, Abdala had been escorted by two friends to meet his girlfriend in Malomba on Sunday night.

The escapade allegedly turned tragic when the three boys were mistaken for thieves. Residents chased and caught up with Abdala, who they beat to death. His two friends escaped.

When residents of Nanyeni learnt of Abdala’s death on Monday, they embarked on a revenge mission, indiscriminately torching nearly 50 houses and leaving the village in distress.

Malomba village in Butula constituency, Busia, is separated from Nanyeni village in Matungu Constituency in Kakamega County by River Nanyeni. A bridge connects the ...
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