A man has reportedly died after being beaten to death by his sons for allegedly stealing their mobile phone.
According to the report, the deceased, a 56-year-old man was beaten by his three sons (two high school students and one primary school pupil) who accused him of breaking into their house to steal a smartphone they jointly own.
The incident happened at Shikangania village in Lurambi Constituency, Kakamega County of Kenya.
After beating their father to death, they dumped his body in a nearby bush. The corpse was discovered by two girls who were on their way to school.
Joyce Nanzekho, sister of the deceased said;
“The deceased used to reside in Nairobi and had only come home for the funeral of our neighbor who died recently. He was part of the team that was digging the late neighbor’s grave when his sons called.”
The boys’ grandmother, Leonida Keya disclosed that they came to her house to eat on the day of the incident but did not inform her of what they had done to their father.
“This incident has shocked me. I have stayed with these boys since their parents separated but I have never imagined they could kill their father.”
Confirming the incident, Kakamega OCPD David Kabeya said the three siblings have been arrested, and are being held at the Kakamega police station.
Kabeya said the boys will remain in custody while the police continue their investigations, and the body of the deceased has been deposited at Kakamega Referral Hospital morgue.