Sadness filled the atmosphere for a family after a man was beaten to death by his brother’s children who were angered by his refusal to destroy a coffin he had made for their father who died on Sunday last week.
The 60-year-old man from Kaburetwa village kenya was a carpenter, and had made the coffin without the consent of his four nephews.
The four brothers: Gilbert Wafula, 27; Makokha Khaemba, 47; Andrew Nyongesa, 52; and Michael Wamalwa, 17, then confronted their uncle, asking him to destroy the coffin but he refused.
According to Saboti Sub-County Assistant Commissioner, Elijah Omoyo, the victim wanted an early burial for his brother in order to allow for the funeral rites of another relative. “Since there was another burial of one of their relatives, he had recommended that his late brother be buried early, but that did not go down well with his nephews,” he said.
He added that the victim was attacked by his angry nephews who were armed with local tools.
“They set the coffin on fire before beating him to death,” he said.
The victim’s body has been taken to Kiminini Cottage Hospital Mortuary.
The four brothers fled the scene after killing him but were later arrested by police at the nearby Tabason farm with the help of residents.
They are to be charged with murder police said.
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