Man, 25, kills mother following quarrel over food, attempts suicide thereafter

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 26 May, 2020 13:40 | < 1 min read
A crime scene. [PHOTO | FILE]
A crime scene. PHOTO/FILE
A crime scene. [PHOTO | FILE]

By Patrick Mutisya

A 25-year-old man is receiving treatment at Kyuso Level 4 Hospital in Mwingi North Sub-County, Kitui County after he took poison shortly after killing his 58-year-old mother.

Kimanzi Muthui, a resident of Mbagwani Village in Muumoni area, Mwingi North, is said to have fatally slashed his parent, Agnes Kisyinoi, with a panga after she declined to serve him dinner on Monday night (May 26).

Muumoni OCPD Morris Guda told K24 Digital that the suspect arrived home late Monday and ordered his mother to serve him food, but the 58-year-old woman refused.

“A quarrel ensued between them. The suspect is said to have reached for a panga and slashed his helpless mother multiple times in different parts of her body. The victim died on the spot. The young man, thereafter, ingested poison with the intention of killing himself. However, he was rescued by neighbours and taken to Kyuso Kyuso Level 4 Hospital, where he is receiving treatment,” said Guda.

The Muumoni police boss added that once Muthui is discharged from hospital, he will be charged with murder.

The deceased was taken to Kyuso Level 4 Hopsital morgue as investigations into her death continue.