The child identified only as Sam is reportedly said to have eaten lunch from his neighbour's house when his parents were not around.
Nyakach Sub-County Police commander Justus Oracha who confirmed the incident said that the child was beaten to a pulp, using a log of wood and succumbed to the injuries while being rushed to hospital for emergency treatment.
"It is shocking that you beat your child to death because he had a meal from a neighbour's house. What is wrong with eating from someone's house or home? What is always wrong with some people?" Justus asked.
The man was rescued by police from Nyakach Sub-County after irate villagers surrounded the suspects house baying for his blood.
The deceased, Sam, was a class one boy at one of the local primary schools in Nyakach Sub-County when he met his untimely demise.
The suspect is currently locked up in Nyakach Sub-County Police station and will be transferred to Kisumu town police station for further interrogations.
The body of the boy was moved to Nyakach Sub-County hospital mortuary pending autopsy.
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