Man hacks father to death in Nyeri following a family dispute

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A panga and a hat belonging to the late Philip Irungu who was allegedly killed by his son-in-law after a dispute at Charity village in Nyeri County on March 1, 2014. Photo/ JOSEPH KANYI

A man has hacked and killed his 84-year-old father in Tetu, Nyeri County following a family dispute.

On Sunday morning, Mr Kiragu Wambugu, said to be in his thirties, allegedly attacked his father, Joseph Wambugu, with a machete at his doorstep following an argument that started on Saturday night.

According to a relative, the two had protracted disputes for years that have been turning violent.

Mr Boniface Ndugo, the dead man’s brother, told the Nation that the dispute between the father and son was about the latter’s behaviour.

“They have been fighting for a long time over the son’s behaviour. Last night they had an argument and this morning the young man waylaid his father by his doorstep. He attacked him with a machete,” Mr Ndugo said.

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