Police in Mulot area in Narok West sub-county are holding a 22-year-old man who allegedly murdered his 42-year-old brother Wednesday night after a domestic quarrel.
Confirming the incident, Narok West sub-county police commander Ms. Christine Kola said the suspect, Nicholas Kibet Chebusit came home and picked a quarrel with his brother Stanley Kiprono Chebusit over an undisclosed domestic issue and set upon his elder brother with a machete and cut him viciously on various parts of the body.
The victim died on the spot from the injuries. Ms. Kola said investigations are still underway to establish the motive of the murder and the suspect will be arraigned in court to face murder charges as soon as investigations are complete.
The body of the deceased is at Longisa Hospital mortuary in Bomet County pending postmortem and further investigations into the incident.
According to a police crime report, murder is still one of leading crimes committed in Kenya every year, second only to carjacking and puts Kenya at position 10 on the list of countries with the highest crime rates in the world.
Sociologists and psychologists attribute this high number of murder and crime cases in the country to socio –economic factors such as high unemployment which lead to frustration among the youth, especially at this time when Coronavirus pandemic is ravaging the country.
By Mabel Keya