By KENAN MIRUKA
Man goes berserk, hacks son to death
The suspect identified as Augustine Kerochi, 53, was having lunch with his children at their Kineni sub-location home when he suddenly picked a quarrel with the deceased in the 1pm incident.
According to the deceased’s younger brother, they had sat down to have lunch when his father started a quarrel and in the ensuing exchange of words, he picked a panga and hacked the deceased on the neck and right leg injuring him seriously.
Their mother raised alarm attracting the attention of villagers who rushed to the homestead to find the deceased, Benson Monari Kerochi, 30, lying unconscious in a pool of blood.
The suspect brandishing the bloodstained panga chased his family members and neighbours before fleeing to an unknown destination.
Gucha OCPD Richard Ng’etich said police had launched a manhunt for the suspect who is at large.
He said the suspect will be arraigned in court charged and with murder once arrested. The body was moved to Kisii Level Five Hospital mortuary.
Villagers who spoke to The Standard said the suspect had a protracted conflict with the deceased over family responsibility which boiled over during the lunchtime quarrel.