A 28-year-old man who dropped out of Egerton University strangled his father to death in an unclear circumstance in Murang’a county.
James Mutuota killed his 70-year-old father Morris Kamanda to death, using a rope in Kamuthiga village in Kiharu constituency.
During the Friday morning incident, Mutuota suspected to have been under influence of drugs, notified his sister Eunice Wambui that he had killed his father, while he was in the house.
Wambui raised the alarmed before the neighbours cornered the assailant while he was fleeing towards Sagana town direction.
She said she moved to the sitting room and found the body of his father with a rope on the neck.
“I screamed to alert neighbours on what had happened after my brother informed me what he had done,” said Wambui.
Murang’a East sub-county police commander Alexander Musya said police are yet to establish the motive behind the incident.
He said a post-mortem will be conducted to assist in unravelling what could have happened.
“My appeal is to the community to be on the lookout to assist the young people who could be depressed,” said Muasya.
In Mbiri ward, police have launched fresh investigations into the death of a mother of two, which occurred two weeks ago.
Elizabeth Muthoni’s death has sparked a debate in Gikandu village after some family members demanded a second autopsy to help establish the cause of her death.
It was reported that on August 30, the body of Muthoni was found hanging from the rooftop of her room at around 5 pm by her brother Francis Mugo.
The difference played out at Murang’a district mortuary after a pathologist briefed the family over the cause of death, as he indicated she committed suicide.
A second post-mortem has since been ordered.