Ex-convict hacks mother to death in central Kenya

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Police have launched a manhunt for a former convict who reportedly hacked his mother to death in Kirinyaga on Sunday, June 12, 2022.

Mwea East Sub-County police boss Daniel Kitavi confirmed the incident at Njoga village.

Kitavi said the deceased, Grace Muthoni, had deep cuts on the head. He revealed the suspect had been embroiled in a land dispute with the mother.

According to the police boss, the ex-convict had been demanding a share of the family land from his mother and the duo used to quarrel.

" We suspect the man eliminated the old woman after she refused to meet his demand," said Mr. Kitavi.
However, Mr Kitavi stated that investigations had begun to determine why the suspect committed such a terrible crime.

The assailant was among 3,908 petty offenders pardoned by President Uhuru Kenyatta during Madaraka Day celebrations on June 1.

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