Police in Kakamega have launched an investigation over the killing of an old man by his son after they allegedly differed over ugali.
The suspect Musa Luvowa 39, is said to have grabbed a hoe and attacked his father Jamen Mulama 80, over a plate of ugali and roasted maize in Shiswa village, Kakamega County on Wednesday night. The suspect fled the home after the incident.
Villagers said the suspect had earlier dug a grave in the family compound, in which he threatened to bury his father.
Shinyalu Sub-County Police commander Mr Robert Makau said police had launched investigations into the incident.
“We are doing everything to bring the suspect to book,” said Mr Makau.
Mr Abraham Wakukha, the suspect’s brother, said he was shocked by the brutal attack on his father. He said he arrived home only to find his father’s body lying in a pool of blood.
“Our brother has been engaging in suspect activities lately. He has been stealing from our neighbours,” said Mr Wakukha.
Shinyalu Deputy Sub-County Commissioner Mofat Moseti visited the scene.
Moseti said trouble started when the two got into an argument over a piece of ugali and quickly turned ugly before Luvowa allegedly took a jembe and struck him killing him on the spot.
The man’s body was moved to Kakamega County General and Referral Hospital mortuary.