An 18-year-old boy in Kericho County is on the run after killing his 50-year-old father over a lost chicken.
“Detectives from Londiani in Kericho County, are looking for a teenager suspected to have killed his father in cold blood yesterday, after an argument over lost chicken turned tragic.” Said DCI
The teenager is reported to have confronted his father over the whereabouts of his chicken demanding to know where they were suspecting that his father might have sold them.
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“The 18 year old had confronted his 50-year-old father Wilson Kipsoi, over the whereabouts of six of his chicken, that he suspected his father had sold. Angered by the confrontation, Kipsoi threatened to shoot his son with arrows, forcing the form four student at Kapcheplanga day Secondary school, to flee & seek refuge at a neighbour’s house.” Said DCI
Angered by his son, the father threatened to shoot him with an arrow only for the boy to retaliate. He then went to his father’s place the following day armed with a club promising to harm his old man.
It was at that point that he clobbered his father before going into hiding as police launch a manhunt.
“The following day, the suspect went back home armed with a club, vowing to stop at nothing until his father produced his chicken. He descended on him and assaulted him repeatedly using the crude weapon, while demanding compensation for his missing chicken.
Immediately after the incident, the suspect went into hiding leaving his father unconscious. He was rushed to Londiani Sub-County Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment. The suspect is still at large and detectives are hunting him down.” Said DCI