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MP’s brother chased his mother and slashed her to death with machete

21 July 2016, 19:43 Joseph Njung'eh

Nairobi - A brother to Mukurweini MP Kabando wa Kabando chopped off his mother’s head after chasing her for a short distance, witnesses have told a Nyeri High Court.

The witnesses said Caesar Thiari Mwangi was living with his mother, the late Rose Wachera Mwangi, prior to the incident which occurred on July 27, 2014 at Kaini village in Mukurweini.

He was the last born in the family of six children.

The prosecution arraigned five witnesses who are neighbours to the MP’s family.

Lydia Wairimu, a neighbor, told Judge Justice Jairus Ngaah that she was at her home when she heard Wachera screaming and shouting for help as she ran towards her gate.

She said she saw Thiari holding a panga while running after his old mother.

Wairimu narrated that while entering the gate she met three other neighbours, who were also responding to the screams, and met Thiari who said ‘I have finished my work and now am heading to police’.

“When we entered the gate we found Wachera’s body lying in a pool of blood and a panga besides her head,” she said.

Another witness, Charles Macharia, told the court that he received a call from a neighbour who informed him that Thiari had killed his mother and was trying to escape.

“We ran after him and when we got hold of him, he told us in Kikuyu that ‘today I want to sleep at King’ong’o prison,” recounted Macharia.

He added that Thiari pleaded with them not to beat him up, but instead to take him to the police station.

He said they led him to the nearby Ngamwa Police Station but before getting there they met a police officer who arrested him.

The prosecution said 12 more witnesses are expected to testify in the case which was slated to continue on November 28, this year.

- MyNews24

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