Thursday, May 28, 2020 – Police have arrested a 23-year old man who killed his uncle, chopped off his head, and put it in a sack.

Ali Mwinyi is alleged to have killed his uncle, Festus Macchila, 45, on Wednesday in Mwandolo Village in Bura Ward, Mwatate Constituency, in Taita Taveta County following a dispute between them.

According to Mwatate OCPD, Monica Kimani, the suspect was confronted early Thursday when he was seen carrying a sack that had blood dripping from it.

The locals accosted him and upon opening the bag, they were shocked to find out he was carrying the head of his uncle whose body was found in his house on Thursday morning.

The uncle is a resident of Mochi Village, which is located about 5 kilometers from where the suspect lives.

Neighbors said that they last saw the deceased in public on Wednesday, May 27th around 4 pm.

It remains unclear what led to the rage that resulted in Machila’s death.

The body of the deceased was taken to Moi County Referral Hospital morgue in Voi while the suspect is being held at Mwatate Police Station as investigations into the matter continue.


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