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Man axes brother to death

29 May 2013, 14:23 Joseph Mukubwa

A man has killed his own brother using an axe at Kamakwa village near Nyeri town.

Christopher Mwangi, 65, was allegedly hacked to death by his own brother John Wahome, 45, in a weird incident.

The widow of the deceased Mary Muringi said Wahome descended on her husband in their kitchen and hacked him to death after hitting him severally on the head.

She said that they had minor argument before Wahome hacked her husband during the 7.30pm incident.

Nyeri OCPD Kirunya Limbitu said the suspect has since been arrested by Police and will soon be charged with murder.

Wahome is unmarried and stays alone near his mother’s house.

His motive was not immediately known as the man seemed to be of unsound mind and it is alleged that he used to smoke bhang sometimes back.

The murder weapons - axe and panga - were recovered from the scene of crime.

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