Man slashes brother with panga, commits suicide after fighting over phone charger in Kericho

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 18 Jul, 2021 15:28 | 2 mins read

A fight between two brothers over a phone charger ended in tragedy at the weekend at Waldai village in Belgut Sub-County, Kericho County.

It was said one of the brothers committed suicide by hanging himself on a tree near their homestead using a rope hours after slashing his brother with a panga inflicting him serious injuries.

The villagers said the two brothers quarrelled on Saturday over the phone's charger each of them demanding to charge his phone first before the other.

It was said the disagreement generated to fight after they fail to agree on who should charge his phone first where they engaged in physical fighting before the younger brother grabbing the panga and allegedly cut the elder brother on his hands and several parts of the body injuring him seriously.

Waldai Chief John Koech said the body of Duncan Kibet Rono, age, 22, was discovered yesterday morning hanging on the tree by one of the neighbours who was herding cattle who immediately alerted the deceased's family.

Koech revealed that it was true that the two quarrelled over the phone charger before the deceased inflicted serious injuries on his elder brother using the panga.

He said the younger brother chose to commit suicide for fear of being arrested by police for killing the brother over the phone charger dispute and subsequent jail term for murder.

"The deceased inflicted serious injuries on his elder brother using the panga and he thought he may have succumbed to the injuries. So for fear of being arrested by police in connection to that, he chose to end his life," said Koech.

Koech disclosed that the injured- A. Rono, age, 25, was rushed to Kericho County referral hospital for treatment where he was said to be responding well to treatment and in stable condition.

The body of the deceased was removed from the scene and taken to the hospital's mortuary.

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