Kenyan national in South Africa fatally stabbed by work colleagues, family says

Francis Akhalbey September 29, 2023
Enock Hosea Wamare, a Kenyan national, was allegedly stabbed and killed by his colleagues in South Africa -- Photo via Citizen Digital

A 30-year-old Kenyan man based in South Africa was allegedly stabbed and killed by his colleagues after he drove them to his home. Per Citizen Digital, the fatal incident occurred in the port city of Cape Town.

The victim, identified as Enock Hosea Wamare, initially traveled to South Africa on a scholarship to study pure accounting at the University of Cape Town. His brother, Washington Obara, said the deceased victim later became a businessman in Cape Town and ran a hairdressing salon, a spa, and a taxi business. The deceased Kenyan national had also been living in South Africa since 2013.

Obara said they were notified about his brother’s death on Wednesday, adding that they were told he was killed by his colleagues in the taxi business. “I received a call from my sister at 1 a.m. informing me that Enock had passed on. When I checked with friends in South Africa, they told me that my brother was attacked at his home by people he worked with in the taxi business,” he told the Nation.

“They told me that my brother drove his would-be killers to his house where they stabbed him to death.”

Wamare’s family has since called for justice and petitioned the Kenyan government to help them get to the bottom of the circumstances surrounding their relative’s death. They have also asked the government to help them bring his body back to his home nation for his burial.

“We want justice for our late brother. The Kenyan Embassy in South Africa should take up the matter and launch an investigation. The perpetrators must be brought to book,” Obara said.

Obara also called on Kenyan authorities to “issue red alerts on countries that are unsafe for Kenyans.” “My brother was studying and just doing his business without breaking the law,” Obara added.

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: September 29, 2023


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