17-year-old boy hits father with rungu, kills him instantly after argument

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 12 Aug, 2021 16:06 | < 1 min read

A family at Kapkoros area in Nandi is mourning the death of their father after he was killed by his son following an argument.

According to a police report seen by K24 Digital on Thursday, August 12, a feud between the man and his juvenile son turned fatal when the 42-year-old man succumbed to injuries inflicted on him by a blunt rod.

"The two were on Monday night reported to have engaged in a heated scuffle over an unestablished matter, before resorting to a punch-up that saw the enraged 17-year-old land the heavy rod on his father's head," the statement by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said.

Police in Nandi further stated that the man was rushed to Miteitei hospital while unconscious by his neighbors but he succumbed yesterday evening while undergoing treatment at the facility.

The juvenile has since been arrested by Nandi Hills detectives pending arraignment.

Elsewhere in Nakuru's Kiamunyeki area, detectives are pursuing a man reported to have murdered his 34-year-old wife by stabbing her last night.

John Mburu Njuguna - the suspect behind the gruesome killing - reportedly accosted his wife at their homestead’s gate at around 9pm Wednesday night, before driving a sharp knife through her neck and leaving her for dead.

Their 10-year-old daughter who witnessed the horrifying incident raised distress calls, where shocked neighbours thronged the scene hoping to help save the woman's life. Sadly, her body went cold and lifeless before she could get to hospital.

The suspect who managed to escape the wrath of his irate neighbours is still being sought, with a team of Nakuru-based detectives pursuing the case