Report has it that on Sunday evening, police arrested a 73-year-old man for killing his son at their home in Cherangany’s Chepsiro area, Trans-Nzoia, Kenya.
James Tarus is accused of strangling his 31-year-old son to death because he had disturbed his evening sleep.
According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the son who returned home four years after going missing went to the suspect’s bedroom where he was sleeping and began jolting and shaking the bed, upsetting his sleep.
The deceased was claimed to have been under the influence of alcohol at the time.
“The victim, who had been away from home for four years, saw his old father in his bedroom, taking a power sleep early in the evening.
“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,” the DCI said.
Neighbours who were alarmed by the commotion from the suspect’s house could not save the young man’s life because, by the time they arrived at the scene, he was already dead.
“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,” the DCI added.