Shocked villagers at the scene
Stephen Wafula collaborated with his two children to beat up his father Odipo Karani to death claiming he sent lightning to strike his two cows.
His cows were struck by lightning a few days ago and killed on the spot during heavy rainfall.
After the incident, Wafula started blaming his father for the tragedy, alleging that he is the one who sent the lightning to struck the cows.
Villagers say they heard the old man crying for help and went there to rescue him but they were overpowered by Wafula and his children who were armed with pangas and other dangerous weapons, “They threatened to attack us if we moved near.”
Police officers take away the body
They say the man has not been in good terms with his father for a long time and has been accusing him of loving his other children more than him thus creating bad blood in the family.
The incident has been confirmed and condemned by Sikinga sub location sub chief Wilfred Wandera who has termed it as barbaric and promised to ensure law takes its cause, “It is very shocking and unacceptable. We will ensure that justice prevails.”
His body which had multiple injuries was removed from the scene by Nambale police officers and taken to Busia county referral hospital mortuary for autopsy.
The police have also launched manhunt for the suspect and his children who went into hiding after committing the offense.
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