73-year-old man beats son to death for disrupting his evening sleep


73-year-old man beats son to death for disrupting his evening sleep

On Sunday evening, Kenyan police detained a 73-year-old man for fatally beating his son at their home in Cherangany’s Chepsiro area, Trans-Nzoia.

James Tarus is accused of strangling his 31-year-old son to death because he had disturbed his evening sleep.

The incident occurred shortly after the man’s son, who had returned home four years after being reported missing, walked to his bedroom and began jolting and shaking the bed in which he was resting.

The deceased was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the occurrence, according to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

Neighbors who were alarmed by the commotion from the suspect’s house could not save the young man’s life as he was already dead before they arrived.

The DCI said in a statement;

“The victim who has been away from home for four years found his elderly father enjoying an early evening power nap in his bedroom.

“At his father’s room, he jolted him to wake as he lifted the bed. Angered by his son’s actions, the old man whacked his head using a nearby wooded bar before tying his rope around his neck and restraining him to a sofa.

“Cherangany police officers who rushed to the scene arrested the suspect before escorting him to the station where he is being held as the investigations continue.”

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