Police in Samburu County have arrested a 35-year-old man for allegedly killing his mother in Lokuto village in Samburu Central Sub-County on Friday.
Samburu Central Police Commander Alex Rotich said the suspect, who fled after committing the murder, was arrested after the police got a tip off from residents.
Mr Rotich said the victim, Julietta Amanikor, 82, succumbed to her injuries after the attack.
“She suffered broken limbs and had internal bleeding inflicted by a blunt object,” said the police boss.
He said initial investigations revealed that the two had a quarrel over a hoe which culminated into a scuffle.
“They quarreled over a missing hoe. The suspect broke into the house and killed the old woman. He might have been under influence of alcohol when he attacked her because he is a known drug addict," said Mr Rotich.
“He has a criminal record, having been arrested in the past for engaging in criminal activities,” he added.
Police at Maralal Police Station are interrogating the suspect to establish the motive behind the murder. He will be arraigned on Monday.
The body of the victim was moved to Maralal Referral Hospital Mortuary.