Girl Kills Father Over TV Programme

Posted on September 8, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

A girl’s rage turned tragic when she defied her father and killed him following a row over a TV programme.

In the incident in Nairobi’s Kibera slums, the father’s love of football cost him his life when his stepdaughter, a 17-year-old Form Three student, allegedly stabbed him three times in the chest before she escaped.

Mr Albert Kipkoech Kosio, the father of five, wanted to watch the football match between Harambee Stars and Brave Warriors of Namibia while the teenager wanted to watch a movie in their one room house.

left for dead 

According to neighbours, the two picked a quarrel before the girl allegedly stabbed Kosio, leaving him for dead. Kosio was until his death a security officer at the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi. The girl is a secondary school student in Kitengela.

Kosio had arrived home on Saturday at about 4pm and tuned to KTN that was airing the match live from the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani. 


The girl’s younger brother, Titus, said his sister walked in minutes later and demanded that she loads on a DVD that she had borrowed to watch a movie. But the 42-year-old man told her off and instead demanded to know why she had not gone to school.

“They picked a quarrel that lasted up to the end of the first half of the match when the father decided to leave the house,” said a neighbour. 

Mother just watched 

As Kosio stepped out, the girl is said to have uttered remarks about him that caused him to go back. A confrontation ensued and was stabbed three times in the chest and hand.

All along, the girl’s mother is said to have watched the confrontation helplessly. Kosio had lived with the girl’s mother for the last 11 years although he was not her biological father. He was also married to a second woman with whom they had one child.

Neighbours say he and the girl did not get along well for a long time. Titus said he had left the house when his father called him and asked him to return and help him.

“I found him seated on the sofa bleeding. I requested for help from the neighbours. He died as we rushed him to hospital,” said a tearful Titus.

Police arrived at the house hours after the incident was reported and went with the killer weapon and some of the clothes Kosio wore. Kilimani acting OCPD Samuel Mukindia said they were looking for the girl to record a statement.“It seems to be murder, but we are still looking for the girl to hear from her. The mother was arrested and later released after recording a statement,” Mr Mukindia told The Standard.

By Cyrus Ombati

Butdoisay Comment:Who thought they have no Tv`s in Kibera slums??







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