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Shock as Boy Hacks Grandmother to Death

A 19 year old boy is being held at Central Police Station in Kisumu after he beheaded his grandmother and surrendered himself to the police carrying the deceased’s head in a bucket.

In the Easter Monday incident, Kevin Odhiambo allegedly attacked 70-year-old Jane Adhiambo inside their house at Nyalenda, Kilo junction, hacked her head with a jembe and stashed it into a bucket which he carried to the police station to report the incident.

Police arrested the suspect and rushed to the house where they retrieved the body and jembe which was used in the heinous act.

According to an officer who was first to visit the scene, the scuffle started in the deceased’s bedroom where the suspect is believed to have stabbed her on the neck and hit her with a blunt object before dragging the body into a store where he hacked her head with a jembe.

Residents watched in awe as the body was removed from the house since nobody heard screams or any form of confrontation in the house.

“I saw him leaving the house with a bucket and a bag on his shoulders as though he was heading to the market,” said Winfred Otieno, a neighbour.

Otieno said the two have lived together peacefully for years and there was no sign of tension or bad relations between them.

She added that the elderly woman had supported her grandchild since he was eight years and has made efforts to help him secure employment.

Joseph Otieno, a neighbour said the boy was alcohol and bhang user and had turned rude and unruly to neighbours and the deceased.

Confirming the incident, Kisumu County Commander Samuel Anampiu said the motive behind the attack was still not clear.

The suspect, he added, was at some point locked up at Shikusa Juvenile Remand Home for the offence of stealing adding that police were carrying out investigations to establish the motive of the killing as the suspect awaits to be arraigned in court.

The body of the deceased was moved to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOORTH) for postmortem.

By Chris Mahandara

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