Two brothers Caleb and Festus arrested for the horrific murder of their father over a land tussle -Kisumu

 

Two suspects Caleb Ojoro and his brother Festus Ombogo arrested photo

Police arrests two brothers in Kisumu linked to the horrific murder of a 68-year-old man.


The two suspects Caleb Ojoro and his brother Festus Ombogo were arrested on Sunday evening, detained at Maseno police station.


Kisumu county police commander Samuel Anampiu said the suspects alleged to have confronted Jared Oringo- the deceased as he was clearing a piece of land at a village in Newa sub-location within Kisumu West sub-county.

The event occurred at 3 pm on Sunday.


The deceased's wife Milka Atieno told the police probing the murder that an argument arose between her husband and the two brothers aged 26 and 18 years over a piece of land.


" He was clearing the land and I was harvesting cassava when the two appeared, armed with a jembe. They demanded to know why my husband was clearing the land," she said.


Following the fight, the young men reportedly stole a panga from the deceased which they used to cut him on the shoulder.


According to the police, the wounded man fell and his wife came to his rescue before she was also attacked by the brothers.


" They cut off her fingers and also hit her on the back," Anampiu said.
Neighbours who heard them screaming for help rushed to the scene and took the couple to Miringa sub-county hospital.


The man succumbed to the injuries on arrival at the hospital but his wife was treated and discharged.


Police later took his body to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary in Kisumu for autopsy.


The duo is expected to be arraigned in court to face murder charges on Tuesday.

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