Thursday, October 6, 2022

Mwatate man beheads uncle, takes it to the wife

A man in Mwatate, Taita Taveta County is reported to have beheaded his uncle before taking the head to his wife.

The 20-year-old man from Mrughua, Mwatate committed the crime on Wednesday as the wife of the deceased run away on seeing the head.

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Residents of Mrughua said the man has in recent days promised to kill someone without mentioning any names.

Investigations into the matter have already been launched as the body of the deceased was taken to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.

Also under investigation is at to what caused the 20-year-old man to commit such a cruel act.

The news comes at a time when Maasai-Kipsigis pastoralists are fighting over grazing land.

As at Wednesday one man had reportedly been killed and beheaded with the killers running away with head.

Rift valley police boss George Natembeya called on residents to surrender their weapons as the first step to bring peace in the area.

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