By Patrick Mutisya
Two sisters and their parents have been arrested in Yatta, Machakos County for allegedly killing their close relative over a dowry payment row.
According to the police report, Francis Mulwa Muthama, aged 25, was attacked by his parents and two sisters after demanding a share of the dowry paid for his sisters from his mother.
The murder incident took place at Kamweani village in Kithimani Location in Machakos County.
Yatta Sub-County police boss, Mary Njoki, said that Francis arrived home drunk on Saturday night, May 3, and first demanded supper.
After downing his supper, the belligerent man accused his mother, Monica Muthama, 62, of denying him access to the dowry paid for his sisters. o
The quarrel that ensued between mother and son, woke up his two sisters and father who allegedly assailed him with crude weapons, injuring him.
Police said the man was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital in Yatta.
His body has been taken to a mortuary in Matuu as police launch investigations.
The incident was reported by the man’s mother and led to the arrest of the father, Bernard Muthama Kilundo, and his sisters Mary Nduku and Teresia Nthenya.