A bar manager is recuperating at a Migori hospital after three patrons attacked him on Thursday night, May 12 leaving him with life-threatening injuries.
Oscar Omondi, 28, the manager of Azimio bar in Karangi, Migori County, was attacked by three machete-wielding revellers as he was closing the bar.
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In a report by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Omondi was accosted by the men after he prevented them from leaving for the night with a newly employed bar waitress.
Omondi had expressed concern with the high turnover of waitresses at his place of work who had eloped with revellers and 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.
“The trio had patronized the bar for the better part of the evening and 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,” noted the DCI in part.
Despite finishing their drinks an hour before the closing time, the trio decided to spend more time at the bar with thirst in their eyes and faces, further exacerbating the unpleasant situation.
Immediately he spoiled their plans an hour later at around midnight, but they responded by descending on him with machetes, knives and clubs. To make matters worse, they broke into the counter and escaped with an unspecified amount of money.
Detectives based in Migori have launched a manhunt for the suspects, who are well known by the locals.
The incident happened in similar circumstances to one at Quiver Lounge along Thika Road in Nairobi where a beautiful light-skinned woman was the subject of a confrontation that turned deadly between two police officers and Dickson Mararo, the main suspect of the Friday, July 2, 2021 incident.
Police reports indicated that Mararo was triggered by laughter from the very same cops he shot that night. He confronted the officers, demanding to know why they were laughing at him but they brushed off his claims and told him that the laughter was only prompted during a conversation they were having.
His lawyer, Cliff Ombetta, had claimed that it was the officers that provoked Mararo, leading to the incident where he opened fire discriminatively and injured the two officers and a waitress identified as Felistus Nzisa who was on duty at the club at the time.
While Mararo was released on a Ksh5 million cash bail or Ksh10 million bond, one of the officers, Festus Musyoka, reportedly succumbed to the gunshot wounds while undergoing treatment.