An investigation has been launched after Nairobi-based lawyer Boaz Nyakeri was stabbed by an assailant as he walked home in the Ongata Rongai area, Kajiado County.
Nyakeri was stabbed in the neck and succumbed to injuries while being attended to at the casualty section at Kenyatta National Hospital after being referred from Sinai Hospital.
His cousin, who was with him at the time of the attack, was also stabbed and injured in the arm as he tried to save the deceased young advocate of the high court.
The matter was reported at Ole Kasai police Station and the DCI have taken over for more investigations.
Police said preliminary findings show Nyakeri and his cousin had been at a party near Osoita Lodge and were walking home at about 5 am Saturday when a man attacked them.
The two had spotted the man trail them for a short distance and before they could decide to either confront him or run for safety he landed on Nyakeri with a deep stab in the neck.
This prompted the cousin to join in efforts to save him but was also attacked by the lone man before he vanished.
“A Good Samaritan rushed him to Sinai Hospital where he was referred to Kenyatta National Hospital but he passed on while being attended to at the casualty section,” police report indicated.
He had bled profusely. The body was moved to the mortuary where a postmortem is planned for Wednesday November 8.
The other victim was attended to at the hospital and discharged.
Detectives from Ongata Rongai DCI visited the scene on Saturday as part of the probe into the incident.
They said no arrest had been made and that the hunt on the assailant is ongoing.
The motive of the attack is yet to be known, police and the family.
The family led by his father Justus Nyakeri have revealed their devastations as they Lost Boaz’s sister this year July.
Boaz studied Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at Africa Nazarene University and worked with a local legal firm.