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Kanduyi MP’s brother stabbed to death during family meeting fight

By Mireri Junior | November 30th 2019
Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi at a past function. His brother Joseph Wekesa was killed after a fight broke out at a family meeting on Friday. [File, Standard]

One person was killed and another one hospitalised in Kanduyi, Bungoma county after a fight broke out during a family meeting to prepare a memorial service for their kin. 

Joseph Wekesa, brother to area MP Wafula Wamunyinyi, was allegedly stabbed several times on the chest by his nephew after the two differed at the meeting.

Simiyu Wafula is reported to have gone for a kitchen knife which he allegedly used to stab his uncle Wekesa.

“They were preparing for a memorial anniversary for the Austin Wamunyinyi, slated for Tuuti Sub Location when the fight broke out,” said Bungoma South police boss George Odongo.

During the fight, Wekesa reportedly hit is his nephew on the head and cut one of his thumb fingers using a machete.

Simiyu is said to have run to his house and returned with a knife which he used to stab his kin.

“He rushed to the kitchen, grabbed a knife and followed the deceased to his house, before stabbing him several times,” a witness said.

Simuyu went berserk attacking even dogs and vandalising the deceased house.

“He killed two dogs and smashed window panes at the deceased’s house.”

Wekesa was rushed to Bungoma West hospital but died hours later while being treated.

Simuyu was also admitted at the nearby hospital and is undergoing treatment.

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