Police in Matunda, Kakamega County,  are looking for a 25-year-old man suspected to have hit and killed his father following a domestic quarrel.

The police have identified the suspect as Collins Imenti – a resident of Punjab village in Likuyani constituency – and a son to the deceased.

Collins is alleged to have hit his father Bernard Wafula on the head with a brick killing him on the spot on Sunday, January 30.

Speaking about the incident, the suspect’s mother Annrose Nafula told the police that her husband had been living away from the family and only returned home a few days ago.

“My husband and I had separated a couple of months ago. He only came back after receiving news that our eldest daughter had sent me some money to renovate our house,” said Nafula.

“He came home demanding that I give him the money of which I refused. He said he was thirsty and wanted to use the money to buy drugs,” she added.

A furious Wafula is said to have left home foaming at the mouth – only to return moments later accompanied by a logger.

“I guess he wanted to sell some of trees in our compound to raise money to buy the drugs,” said Nafula.

“The two took time to identify and mark the trees before leaving,” noted Nafula.

According to Nafula, her husband returned home a second time looking furious – and went on to chase them away from the homestead.

It was then that Wafula’s son Collins, together with a group of neighbours who had heard the commotion, stepped in –  and attempted to contain the old man.  

“My son Collins with the help of the neighbours tried to calm him down, but he threatened to cut off Collins, and it was then that Collins hit him on the head,” said Nafula.

The area Assistant Chief Albert Simiyu confirmed the incident noting that the police are carrying out investigations.

He also urged the residents to solve their differences through diplomatic means, cautioning them against taking the law into their own hands.

The body of the deceased is currently at the Kitale General and Referral Hospital awaiting post-mortem.

Courtesy Citizen Digital