Man clobbers son to death for refusing school, claiming to be too old

He fatally hit his 14-year-old son on the head [Photo: Courtesy]

A 50-year-old father in Kabianga, Kericho County is being sought by police after he, in a fit of fury, beat up his son to death for refusing to go to school.

The man, surnamed Korir, fatally hit his 14-year-old son on the head with a stick after he started playing truant, claiming he was too old for Class Six.

It is said that the boy, a pupil at Chesinaga Primary school, refused to go to school and disappeared from home on Tuesday night.

His furious father went looking for him the following morning, only to find him at a hideout. In a bid to clobber the hell out of the boy, he, unfortunately, killed him and went missing.

Still, in the same county, a university student was stabbed to death by a gangster who has since surrendered to police. The second-year student at the University of Kabianga in Belgut Sub-county died on the way to hospital after he was stabbed outside his hostel last Saturday.

Confirming the incident, Kericho County police Commander James Mwogera said the deceased identified as David Mukasa, 22, was found by other university students who heard commotions outside his hostel. He was bleeding profusely from a deep stab wound in his neck.

The incident happened at around midnight and the victim was rushed to the institution’s health Centre but was pronounced dead on arrival. Mwongera said the suspected killer whom he identified as Nicholas Bosuben, 25, was in custody at Sosiot police station after he handed himself in there following the incident.

He added that police had embarked on investigations on the motive of the murder to unravel the circumstances that led to the untimely death of the deceased.

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