A 25-year-old man is admitted at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral hospital in Kisumu after he was attacked and seriously injured over an unsuccessful bet.
Jacob Owino was rushed to hospital in critical condition after he was attacked by his friend, Leonard Omenya who accused the victim of convincing him to place a Ksh.8,100 a bet in one of the leading betting platforms which was supposed to yield a Ksh.49,000 return.
According to area chief Barrack Oloo, an irate Omenya stormed Owino’s home armed with a whip and a panga before descending on him with kicks, blows and hacking him severally.
Mr. Oloo further added that Omenya approached the victim, Owino, for help to place the bet just a day after he (Owino) helped a neighbour place a bet which allegedly yielded Ksh.1.5 million last week.
The accused is reported to have frogmarched Owino to the the chief’s office in Nyawara before the authorities decided to rush him to hospital.
Omenya is now in police custody at Yala Police Station awaiting to be arraigned in court.