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14-year-old boy chops mother's head over chicken

30 June 2015, 09:21 Philomenah Chebet

Bungoma - Residents of a village in Banantega area in Mt Elgon sub-County are reeling in shock after a 14-year-old boy beheaded his mother after she allegedly sold his chicken without consent.

According to neighbours, the teenager who is a standard six pupil at Banantega Primary School slashed off his mother’s head Sunday evening after a heated argument on why she sold five of his birds. The woman died instantly.

Masuti Chemasuet, an elder in the area, told journalists that the boy got angry with his single mother after she sold his chicken to raise money for school fees but reportedly squandered some of the cash.

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Residents who heeded to the middle-aged woman’s alarm were treated to a gory sight after they found her without a head. The young man tried to escape after the incident but was subdued by angry residents who nearly lynched him.

He was handed over to Kipsigon Police station.

Omar Salat, the Cheptais Deputy County Commissioner who confirmed the sad incident, said investigations into the murder have been launched.

“The teenager who committed the grisly murder is in custody and will be arraigned in court once investigations are complete," said Salat.

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