May 18, 2022

Man Attacks Opponent After Losing In A Pool Game

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A 25-year old-man is recuperating at an Eldoret hospital after what started as a friendly pool table game turned ugly, leaving him with life-threatening head injuries.
Douglas Chepng’etich had outwitted an opponent Calvin Kiprotich, 24, in several rounds of the pool game, at a poolroom in Kaburwa estate, Kapseret sub-county. Unbeknownst to Douglas, the suspect wasn’t taking the losses kindly.
After the final loss at around 5 pm, Kipruto turned on his opponent wielding his cue stick and struck him on the head, sending him to the ground unconscious.
“He then attempted to escape in his vehicle but irate bystanders ejected him and descended on him with heavy blows and kicks,” the police said.
Police officers at Langas police station rushed to the scene to save the suspect from being lynched.
They later also rushed him to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, where he is recuperating in stable condition.
Broken pieces of the cue stick turned weapon was collected from the scene and kept as an exhibit. The suspect will be charged with assault immediately after he leaves the hospital.

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