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Brother kills another over kitchen garden dispute.

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[Photo/file; Onlookers mill round a police car at a scene of crime .By Dan Nyamanga]

By Dan Nyamanga. 

Nyamira 29 August 2020……….A sombre mood has engulfed residents of Nyakeore village,Nyamira South Sub County as 16 year old boy allegedly hacked his brother with a jembe to death.

According to their elder brother Johnstone Ombuna, the deceased Clinton Obanyi,a standard 7 pupil at Nyekeore Primary school was hacked by his brother Daniel Meja after an argument ensued over a piece of kitchen garden that they both claimed to grow crops during this period schools are closed.

The portion of land is said to have been cultivated by the late Clinton who later realized that his brother Daniel had planted Napier grass alongside his (Clinton) sukuma week vegetables.A fight later ensued when irate Clinton (14) started uprooting his brother’s grass.The matter which happened ar around 3pm Friday.

According the reports its said that Daniel who was at the moment carrying a jembe said he accidentally hit his brother on his head and collapsed on the ground, breathing his last.

When our reporter visited the scene Saturday morning, Daniel confessed to have accidentally hit and killed his brother in an act of self defense as his brother always overpowered him whenever they had an argument. 

After realizing the mistake he had done, he allegedly drag the body of his brother to a nearby unfinished pit latrine where he dumped it. He later in the night removed the body  and dumped it adjacent to the main house.

Daniel is said to have confessed to his mother over the heinous act prompting the area chief to be informed of the incident in the wee hours of Saturday morning. 

The suspect is being held in police custody as the body of the deceased was moved to Nyamira County Referral Hospital Mortuary awaiting autopsy.