Three boys have been arrested in Kenya for allegedly beating their 56-year-old father to death as they accused the man of breaking into their house to steal a smartphone they jointly own.
The boys are two high school students and one primary school pupil and they carried out the evil act at Shikangania village in Lurambi Constituency, Kakamega County of Kenya.
They invited their father for a funeral arrangement meeting in a neighbouring compound and after beating him to death, they dumped his body in a nearby bush. The corpse was discovered by two girls who were on their way to school.
Joyce Nanzekho, sister of the deceased said; “The deceased used to reside in Nairobi and had only come home for the funeral of our neighbour who died recently. He was part of the team that was digging the late neighbour’s grave when his sons called.”
The boys’ grandmother, Leonida Keya revealed that they came to her house to eat on the day of the incident but did not inform her of what they had done to their father. “This incident has shocked me. I have stayed with these boys since their parents separated but I have never imagined they could kill their father.”
Kakamega OCPD David Kabeya has confirmed the incident and also revealed that the three siblings have been arrested.
Kabeya said the boys are being held at the Kakamega police station and will remain in custody while the police continue their investigations.
While the body of the deceased is currently being kept at Kakamega Referral Hospital morgue, the family has appealed to the police to allow the three sit for their end-term examinations while in custody.