A somber mood has engulfed Njoga village in Mwea East, Kirinyaga County, after a 76-years-old woman was allegedly killed by her son.
Confirming the incident, Mwea East Sub-county police commander Daniel Kitavi said the deceased was killed on Sunday morning with a blunt object, adding that the suspect has since fled their home.
She was reportedly living with her son, who is among the petty offenders released during the recent Madaraka Day celebrations on June 1.
“We have recovered the weapon suspect used for detective launch investigations,” Kitavi said.
Kitavi said the deceased’s body was taken to Kibugi funeral home awaiting postmortem as police hunt down the suspect.
President Uhuru Kenyatta in his address directed that petty offenders and inmates serving sentences of less than 3 months be pardoned in line with the law.