Peter Ndege killed alongside two sons after declining to follow Luhya burial tradition for his murdered son -Kakamega

Police officers in Kakamega at Peter Ndege homestead
Police officers in Kakamega at Peter Ndege homestead. PHOTO | MMX

 

Peter Ndege, the father of a murdered teacher Ernest Opwondo Ndege killed by villagers with his two other sons after declining to follow Luhya tradition.

The father was killed by villagers in Navkholo, Kakamega County.

The mourners wanted the body of the murdered teacher, Ernest Opwondo Ndege, kept in his father’s compound ahead of the burial.

Peter Ndege declined the request considering he was one of the suspect’s for killing his son.


Angered by the open disregard of tradition, the mourners turned on the Peter Ndege killing him and his two sons.

Police officers were deployed to the compound in contemplation of the chaos were forced to fire in the air to calm the angry residents.


But the mourners turned them too, pelted their car with stones injuring the police inspector in charge.

Not yet calmed down, they burned down the house of the late teacher’s father and their livestock.



Police officers in Kakamega at Peter Ndege homestead

 

During the scuffle, one of the police officers put a bullet hole in the late teacher’s casket as the mourners turned on the hearse vandalism.

Villagers said that Peter Ndeke and his two sons hired the gunmen who shot dead the teacher over a dispute over a parcel of land that he had sold without consulting them.


The incident occurred on Friday evening, August 14.


Navakholo OCPD Jacob Chelimo said that two suspects involved in the killing of the man and his two sons have been arrested and will be arraigned.

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