Man suspected of killing cousin over land in Migori arrested


Man suspected of killing cousin over land in Migori arrested
File image of an arrested suspect. PHOTO| COURTESY

Police in Migori County have arrested one suspect accused of killing his cousin over land tussle on Monday night.

Migori County Police Commander Joseph Nthenge said that the suspect identified as Joas Otieno is accused of murdering his cousin David Odhiambo aged 39 years.

He was arrested in Godjope area, Suna East Sub County.

“Odhiambo, the deceased was on the verge of entering his house on the fateful night when he was waylaid by the suspects,” Nthenge said adding that, “he sustained a deep cut on the neck and died on the spot.”

The police boss said preliminary investigations indicate that the two were fighting over a piece of land but investigations are still underway.

He appealed to residents to use other resolve disputes amicably to avoid similar incidents in future noting that cases of land disputes contributed to too many murder cases in Migori County.

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