An 11-year-old boy from Kakamega East sub-county is nursing serious injuries after his mother allegedly slashed him with a machete.
The woman had accused her son of stealing an egg valued at Sh15.
The Class Six pupil sustained deep cuts on his wrists and fingers and was rescued by neighbours.
Kakamega County Criminal Investigations Officer Peter Kimulwo said the suspect had been arrested and would be arraigned in court.
Mr Jotham Sumba, the Mukangu village elder, arrested the woman and rushed the boy to Mukhonje Dispensary for treatment.
“I do not understand what became of the woman. I have arrested the suspect and taken her to Kambiri Police Station to record a statement,” said Mr Sumba.
He added: “The boy has been living with his mother while his father works in another town. We have informed him of what happened, he is travelling home and we expect him by tomorrow (Friday) morning.”
Villagers who rushed to the scene and found the boy bleeding profusely were left in shock.