Man flees after slashing mother
09 July 2014, 10:17
Nyeri - Police are hunting for a man who fled after hacking his mother with a panga at Gikoe village, Munyage location in Othaya sub-county.
The old woman, Margret Wangui Mwathi sustained severe injuries and deep cuts on her neck, head, chest and hands during the Tuesday evening incident.
While confirming the incident, area police chief, George Ouko reported that Margaret was rushed to Othaya District Hospital before being transferred to Mathari mission hospital where she is fighting for her life.
Ouko identified the man as Nahashon Kinyua Mwathi.
He said initial police investigations indicate a family dispute while residents allege land row and use of drugs by the young man.
The OCPD, while briefing reporters via phone interview, said investigating police officers were collecting more information from the victim, family members and villagers.
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