23-year-old twins Elvis and Lewis Megwa were both stabbed while their 60 year old dad looked on.The grief-stricken Mr. Emmanuel Megwa delved into the seemingly harmless confrontation, which degenerated to a brutal attack on his family.
“My boys – the twins – were standing on the veranda watching the goings on on the street and at the girl walking out of the house around 10.30pm.
“When the girl got to the guard’s kiosk, about three boys, who were standing around the area, started harassing and groping her. She raised the alarm and I had to rush downstairs to challenge the boys, just to make them stop.
“As I rushed downstairs, one of my twin boys followed me. I opened the gate and noticed that the boys were still standing by. I asked them simply why they were harassing the girl and one of them challenged me for asking them such question.
“They started charging towards us, becoming aggressive, so, I pushed my son back. As he was trying to move back, he fell and got up again. At that point, his brother had come downstairs to ask what was happening.”
“As we retreated, they seemed to be surrounding us and before I knew what was happening, the girl living with me screamed. She shouted that Elvis had been stabbed. At that point, I rushed to my son, who was already bleeding heavily from his neck. Lewis was also stabbed in the shoulder and stomach.
The girl removed her wrapper and used it to cauterise the gushing blood. I also removed my singlet and added it to it. I was just concerned about the welfare of my children. Even the girl sustained minor stab injury in her stomach.”
“Everybody keeps telling him that Lewis is fine and that he would see him soon,” he said.
“The twins are my inspiration. They are so focused that they always told me not to worry that through their own businesses, they would be able to pay their own school fees. They are very entrepreneurial. The only reason they enrolled at the Open University was to be able to undertake their own business,” the grieving father said.
The deceased’s family explained that the security man who failed to lock the gate of the street during the attack had gone into hiding. They said even though the security rule of the street was that he should have locked the gate by 10pm, he failed to do this, allowing the hoodlums’ incursion into the scene of the attack