Man attacked by another over his own land

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A man is admitted to the Elburgon Sub-County hospital in Nakuru county, Kenya's Rift Valley, after being attacked by another man he found cultivating his piece of land.

Joseph Kebenei, 60, had driven to his farm at Mawe Mbili in Mau to check on it when he found a man identified as Charles Cheregony, 61, tilling it.

When he sought to establish from Cheregony why he was cultivating his piece of land, Cheregony descended on him armed with a jembe while screaming.

This attracted other villagers who left their grazing livestock unattended and joined in the attack, seriously injuring the victim.

They then gathered a heap of dry maize stalks on the man's vehicle, a white Toyota probox and senselessly set it ablaze.

In the ensuing melee, a Good Samaritan grabbed Kebenei from the crowd and rushed him to Elburgon Police station, where he filed his report before being rushed to hospital.

"Officers based at Elburgon police station who had since been joined by their Molo counterparts visited the incident scene only to find a shell of what was once Kebenei's Toyota probox," said the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.

The suspect was immediately arrested and placed in custody, awaiting to be arraigned in court to answer to his crimes.

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