Teenager's hand chopped off by local Tycoon for allegedly stealing Miraa

A local tycoon from Athiru Gaiti, igembe South sub-county has been accused of chopping off a teenager’s right hand as a punishment for allegedly stealing miraa from his farm.

 

The victim, Ruphus Karimi is nursing some serious wonds at the Chaaria Mission hospital where he is receiving treatment. Ruphus says that the Tycoon and his men beat him up after picking him from his home then later dropped him off at the farm where he is said to have stolen the Miraa from.

They tied me up with ropes and beat me up some more

The young man narrated the inhuman manner the Tycoon used to chop off his right hand saying,

The businessman took a sharp knife and cut my right hand. When the knife reached the bone, he broke it before cutting off the completely and went away with it.

Apparently Karimi’s case is among the many hushed cases that happen in Igembe south County. There are reports that wealthy men are used to hurting teenage boys after accusing them of petty theft.

The boys are hospitalized due to the serious injuries and since their families are poor, they end up seeking help from these rich fellas who step in to cover the medical bills. They later end up surrendering their large farms to these tycoons as a way of paying off their debt.

Police are said to have launched an investigation as reported by the Standard and the accused tycoon has already reordered a statement that will help bring justice to Ruphus Karimi and the rest.

About a month ago a 17-year-old boy from Mutuate Village in meru suffered the same fate but unfortunately ended up losing both arms.

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