Man who killed father awaits fate as post-mortem report vanishes
SEE ALSO :Man held on claims he stole from IDPsEdwin Kiprop is said to have killed his father on October 18, 2016, at Kameli village in Keiyo South constituency, Elgeyo Marakwet County. Kiprop is said to have engaged in a bitter dispute with his father Joseph Masit, over the sharing of Sh1000 from the sale of a family tree. He told the court that on that fateful day, his father confronted him with an axe demanding to know why he took all the money that had accrued from the sale of his tree. He told the court that before he could explain to his father the issue of the money, the deceased aimed the axe at him missing death by a whisker. Kiprop said he killed his father in self-defence after the deceased tried to eliminate him with an axe. “My father provoked me and I am remorseful that I did not do it out of my will. I’m ready to enter into a plea guilty in connection to my father’s death,” he said. The court had earlier heard that the family of the deceased led by the widow and office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) has decided to draft a plea and sentence bargain. The family members among them the brothers and sisters of the suspect, in their plea bargain have pleaded that a charge of murder against the accused be changed to a lesser charge. Justice Githinji directed that the accused, be remanded at Eldoret GK prison.
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