A 73-year-old man from the Chepsiro location in Trans Nzoia county has been arrested and detained over the death of his 31-year-old son.
A report by DCI indicates that James Tarus is being held for killing his son for interrupting his sleep when he had just arrived home after he had been away for four years.
The son is said to have arrived home drunk on the evening of Sunday, December 26, and found his father already asleep.
He proceeded to his father’s bedroom and tried to force his father to wake up leading to an ugly confrontation that left him dead.
“Burning with fury, the man whacked his son’s head using a nearby wooden bar, before injudiciously tying a rope around his neck and restraining him to a sofa,” DCI says in a statement.
Efforts by the area chief and neighbours to salvage the situation were futile as the victim died on the spot.
Police officers from Cherangany arrived at the scene and arrested the suspect who is being held awaiting further processing.