A person has hacked and killed his 84-year-old father in Tetu, Nyeri County following a household dispute.
On Sunday morning, Mr Kiragu Wambugu, mentioned to be in his thirties, allegedly attacked his father, Joseph Wambugu, with a machete at his doorstep following an argument that began on Saturday night time.
In line with a relative, the 2 had protracted disputes for years which have been turning violent.
Mr Boniface Ndugo, the lifeless man’s brother, informed the Nation that the dispute between the daddy and son was concerning the latter’s behaviour.
“They’ve been preventing for a very long time over the son’s behaviour. Final night time they’d an argument and this morning the younger man waylaid his father by his doorstep. He attacked him with a machete,” Mr Ndugo mentioned.
DIED IN HOSPITAL
After the assault, the aged man was rushed to Nyeri County Referral Hospital the place he succumbed to the accidents.
Nyeri County Police Commander Adiel Nyange confirmed the incident, saying that the suspect had been arrested and can be arraigned on Monday.
The incident at a time when police try to unravel the motive behind a double murder and suicide that was reported in Kiamwathi village in Nyeri city final week.
Two ladies had been slashed to dying, reportedly by a farmhand who ultimately dedicated suicide in his employer’s homestead.
Preliminary findings present that one of many ladies was killed utilizing a machete contained in the farmhand’s kitchen in what seems to be a premeditated assault.
The girl, who hails from Tetu, suffered deep cuts within the head and again, a sign that she was attacked from behind by her killer.
About 20 metres from the primary scene, one other lady was killed in an identical grotesque method the place the killer slit her throat whereas she carried a six-month-old child on her again. The child was spared and rescued by locals.
Police imagine the farmhand, recognized as Eric Muriithi, was behind the 2 murders.
He had been working on the homestead for barely over a yr and lived alone all through that interval.
The motive behind the bloody killings stay unresolved.