A bar manager is recuperating at a Migori hospital after three patrons attacked him last night leaving him with life-threatening injuries.
DCI boss George Kinoti says a 28-year-old Oscar Omondi who is the manager of Azimio bar in Karangi, Migori county, was attacked by three machete-wielding revellers as he was closing the bar.
The attack happened on Thursday night.
This is after he allegedly prevented them from leaving for the night with a newly employed bar waitress working at his premises.
"Omondi, who was concerned with the high turnover of waitresses at his place of work who had eloped with revellers, was determined not to let the current one go. However, he didn’t know that the three were armed with machetes, knives and other crude weapons," DCI boss Kinoti said.
DCI report notes that the trio had patronized the bar for the better part of the evening and were eyeing the waitress who is said to have won their hearts,
"They would occasionally steal glances at the 22-year-old voluptuous damsel, as she swaggered from one table to another serving thirsty revellers. Unbeknownst to them, the bar manager had taken note of their eye movements following the babe around and the witty remarks that would follow," DCI narrated.
Despite finishing their drinks an hour before the closing time, the three did not leave the bar premises.
The bar manager is said to have spoiled their plans later around midnight, a move that angered the three.
"...they descended on him with machetes, knives and clubs before breaking into the counter and making away with an unspecified amount of money."
Detectives based in Migori have launched a manhunt for the suspects, who are well known by the locals.