Man lynched after beheading his 87-year-old mother in Migori


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A 53-year-old man died on Monday morning after he was beaten by a mob for allegedly killing his mother at Ogwedhi village in Suna East, Migori County.

According Migori County Police Commander Joseph Nthenge, the suspect identified as Sospeter Ouma beheaded his mother with a panga on Sunday evening before angry locals descended on him.

The suspect was rescued by police and taken to Migori Level Four Hospital where he succumbed to injuries.

It still remains unclear why the deceased brutally killed his 87-year-old mother.

Area Chief Wilson Ogwada said the deceased suspect had attempted to attack his brother and nephew after killing his mother but was restrained by other family members.

Mr. Ogwada said the suspect, who recently returned from Mombasa, had developed signs of mental illness, adding that on Friday last week he attempted to attack the mother forcing her to flee and seek refuge in the neighborhood.

The bodies of the deceased were moved to the Migori Level Four Hospital mortuary.

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