A family in Kirimagiga village in Murang'a County is in mourning after a man allegedly killed and buried his mother.
In the Friday incident confirmed by the area Chief Lawrence Manga, the deceased aged 70 had reportedly gone missing prompting relatives and area residents to conduct a search.
The relatives of the deceased noted that upon interrogating the suspect, 45, on his mother's whereabouts, he (the suspect) led them to a shallow grave where he had buried her.
The suspect was arrested by police and is currently cooling his heels in police custody.
Chief Manga noted that the suspect, who is alleged to be mentally impaired, had threatened his mother on several occasions.
While stating that the incident has shocked the area residents, Manga urged residents to speak out and report on cases involving family feuds.
Man hacks son's throat
In a separate incident, a 54-year-old man is currently in police custody after he allegedly hacked his 31-year-old son's throat.
The suspect identified as Kipkoech Chepkwony will remain in police custody for two weeks after a court granted the prosecution's request to hold him.
Kabarnet law Court granted the order following a miscellaneous application by Investigation Officer Stephen Sitati to hold Kipkoech Chepkwony to enable them complete investigations into the murder.
Sitati had requested more time to allow him to complete the investigation, record witnesses' statements, conduct a mental assessment at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) on the suspect and get a complete postmortem report.
"Application granted, the suspect to be reminded at Kabarnet police station for 14 days, the suspect to come in on 16," Judith Wanjala, Senior Principal Magistrate noted.