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Man kills his brother in land tussle

24 April 2014, 18:05 Joseph Mukubwa

Nyeri - A land dispute in Tetu turned tragic Thursday when a man killed his 65-year-old brother.

Kimamo Ngunjiri and his son allegedly hacked Ruita Ngunjiri in the morning hours using pangas and machetes after he approached them with death threats.

The deceased, who is of unsound mind, was said to have confronted his younger brother over the boundary of the land but was overpowered and killed instead.

The two have been quarreling over the boundary of a piece of land which is three acres for many years until today when the matter went out of hand.

Area chief, Duncan Ngunjiri said at the scene that the deceased has been having endless land disputes with his suspected killers, a thing that has for a number of times prompted the intervention of the government.

He said the deceased, who seemed to be of unsound mind, had on several occasions established a pub in his home rubbing shoulders with the government.

Shocked villagers jammed at the scene trying to come to terms with the 8am incident.

“The land is not demarcated and the two brothers have over the years been quarreling over the boundary and even threatening to kill each other,” the chief said.   

Residents said the deceased has been violent and was the first to attack his brother.

The two suspects were later arrested and locked at a local Administration Police post.

Police recovered a panga and a crowbar that was used to commit the offence.

The body was removed by police to Nyeri Provincial General Hospital mortuary.

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