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Man hacks sibling over KES 20 debt

03 September 2014, 23:04 Ken Laban

Kakamega - A disagreement over a KES 20 debt turned tragic after a 27-year-old man hacked his 29-year-old brother to death in Malimili village of Ikolomani constituency Tuesday evening.

Silas Nyaeso is said to have slashed Erick Ndulia after the deceased demanded a refund of his money he had given to him, the amount Silas did not have at the moment.

This made his brother angry and he attacked him prompting a fight. In the process, he took a machete in self defence and accidentally hacked him to death," said Patrick Anzimbo, Malimili Assistant Chief.

He observed that the father to the two also killed his son some years back following a family dispute.

"I believe this is a curse running in the family. The father also slashed his son to death after a disagreement some years back. The two were also drunk and I suspect they were under influence of other drugs," he said.

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Milton Shamala their elder brother recounted that he was in cultivating his sugarcane plantation when his niece called him on phone and informed him of the fight between the two.

"I didn't not bother because I believed the two are mature enough to resolve their issues in a mature way. They are troublesome and I didn't want to involve myself in their issues," he said.

He was attracted by screams from the home which prompted him to run home.

"I found Erick lying in a pool of blood and Silas was hiding in the house. I asked him to surrender and come out but he refused because he feared the wrath of other villager but after persuasion, he surrendered by people descended on him again," said Shamala.

"But because they were both injured, I called the sub chief and informed him of the situation. He later came with police who rushed them to hospital."

According to Silas who is recuperating in Kakamega County General Hospital, his brother attacked him with a slashed after a disagreement and he took a machete to defend himself.
"I did not mean to kill him. I am not murderer but I was just protecting myself from my brother who attacked me. It was just by accident that he died," said Silas showing us scars on his head and arms.

Kakamega County Police Boss Warui Manegene confirmed the incident and said the deceased sustained deep cuts on his head and neck.

He further said that when police reached the scene, they rushed them to hospital but the deceased was pronounced dead on arrival.

"The cut on his head broke his skull and he lost a lot of blood. We are informed the deceased had just visited the other day and they have launched an investigation to determine the cause of the fight," he said.

The body of the deceased is lying at Kakamega County General Hospital Mortuary.

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