Taita Taveta: 20-year-old man beheads uncle, takes head to his aunt


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In Summary

  • The 20-year-old man reportedly beheaded his uncle and took the head to his aunt, the deceased’s wife, who then fled upon seeing it.
  • The suspect committed the heinous act, whose motive still remains unclear, on the night of May 27, 2020 at Mrughua area.

Police officers in Mwatate, Taita Taveta County, are holding a man who allegedly killed his uncle by chopping off his head.

The 20-year-old man reportedly beheaded his uncle and took the head to his aunt, the deceased’s wife, who then fled upon seeing it.

The suspect committed the heinous act, whose motive still remains unclear, on the night of May 27, 2020 at Mrughua area.

Neighbours who spoke to Citizen Digital however said the suspect has, in the recent past, been threatening to kill someone in the area.

The body of the deceased was taken to the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary pending post-mortem as investigations into the incident continue.

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