Man arrested for attempting to bury mother alive

Saturday August 26 2017

Mr Chris Wamalwa, who was arrested for

Mr Chris Wamalwa, who was arrested for allegedly attempting to bury his mother alive at Siuno village in Bungoma County in a police vehicle on August 25, 2017. PHOTO | TITUS OTEBA |NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By TITUS OTEBA
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Police in Kabuchai Constituency, Bungoma County are holding a man who attempted to bury his mother alive following a land dispute.

Efforts by Mr Chris Wamalwa aged 40 to bury his mother at Siuno village in Kabuchai constituency were thwarted by people who were passing nearby.

They heard the woman crying for help and went to check.

They rushed to the scene and found the suspect struggling to bury his mother in a pit latrine that was halfway dug.

Ms Beatrice Nasaka narrated how her son had forced her to give him allocate him the land, which she had already sold.

“Am a widow and my only property will save me from poverty. I had sold a piece of plot so that I can use the money for my personal needs and when my son heard of the sale, he rushed to my home and demanded for a share. He attempted to bury me after he failed to get what he wanted,” claimed the victim.

Ms Nasaka said she had bought a one-acre piece of land for her son in a neighbouring village.

Area village elder Ronald Umbu said they took the suspect to Nalondo police camp.