Tuesday , January 25 2022

Man Killed By His Sons For Allegedly Stealing Their Smartphone

Three brothers have reportedly beaten their 56-year-old father to death after accusing him of breaking into their house to steal a smartphone they jointly own.

The brothers have been living with their grandmother since their parents separated but never told the woman what they had done.

The incident took place at Shikangania village in Lurambi Constituency, Kakamega County of Kenya, after the boys (two high school students and one primary school pupil) invited their father for a funeral arrangement meeting in a neighbouring compound.

Reports have it that after beating their father to death, they dumped his body in a nearby bush. The corpse was discovered by two girls who were on their way to school.

Joyce Nanzekho, sister of the deceased said;

“The deceased used to reside in Nairobi and had only come home for the funeral of our neighbour who died recently. He was part of the team that was digging the late neighbour’s grave when his sons called.”

The boys’ grandmother, Leonida Keya disclosed that they came to her house to eat on the day of the incident but did not inform her of what they had done to their father.

Keya said;

“This incident has shocked me. I have stayed with these boys since their parents separated but I have never imagined they could kill their father.”

According to Kakamega OCPD David Kabeya who confirmed the incident, the three brothers are already in police custody at the Kakamega police station.

Kabeya said the boys will remain in custody while the police continue their investigations.

The family of the three siblings has appealed to the police to allow the three sit for their end-term examinations while in custody. This is coming while the body of the deceased still at Kakamega Referral Hospital morgue while investigations are on-going.

About Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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