Kakamega Man Killed While Training Newly Bought Bull for Fight: "It Cost Him KSh 95k"

Kakamega Man Killed While Training Newly Bought Bull for Fight: "It Cost Him KSh 95k"

  • A 40-year-old man from Kakamega County has been stabbed to death by a bull he bought at KSh 95,000 a week ago
  • Joseph Weremba from Mtetemo village of Mumias East constituency died while watching a fight between his bull and his brother's bull
  • The deceased bought the bull and was rehearsing with it in readiness for a battle expected to take place on December 26

A family in Kakamega County is mourning the death of their departed kin who was gored to death by a bull.

The incident happened in Mtetemo village of Mumias East constituency.
Residents of Kakamega gather around a bull at a traditional bullfighting match. Photo credits: Yasuyoshi Chiba.
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Joseph Weremba, 40, a resident of Mtetemo village of Mumias East constituency met his death while watching a fight between his bull and his brother's bull.

According to the deceased's father Jared Weremba, Joseph bought the bull a week ago and was rehearsing with it in readiness for a battle expected to take place on December 26.

"He bought it a week ago and used KSh 95,000," a heartbroken Weremba said.

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Bull attacked owner after being overpowered

Witnesses reveal that Joseph's bull was overpowered in the fight, after which it turned to the owner and stabbed him in the chest before throwing him at the back.

The deceased bled profusely to his death at the scene of the incident, after which the body was taken to St Mary's morgue of Mumias.

A ritual, which is usually conducted when such a tragedy happens, was conducted on the bull where its body parts were chopped off.

The ritual is believed to be essential in protecting the remaining family members against evil spirits that could lead to a recurrence.

Residents called on relevant stakeholders to intervene and ensure a well-guarded field is built to be used to watch bullfighting so that such accidents do not happen again.

Robert Atema

This comes barely a month after a similar incident was reported in Shirumba village in Ikolomani constituency.

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Thirty-nine-year-old Robert Atema died while watching a bull-fighting match in Ikolomani, Kakamega county.

According to Sophia Khamali, mother of the deceased, the father of three was watching the fight when he was trampled on the chest by a bull that was fleeing after being overpowered by its opponent.

"The fight was between" Ringo "and" Major." Ringo overpowered Major who fled away. The deceased was trampled on the chest after falling as was running for safety," Sophia said.

Confirming the incident, Kakamega OCPD David Kabena said after the deceased was trampled, the spectators removed his body from the scene and took it to the Mukumu mortuary.

Source: Sports Brief News

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