10 September 2017

Kenya: Police Investigate Death of Couple in Land Dispute

A couple was murdered in Nyamira County over land dispute.

Relatives found David Nyakundi and his wife Dorcas Kerubo dead in their house in Kebirigo village, Nyamira South, on Sunday morning.

The incident enraged the villagers who torched a house belonging to Mr Nyakundi's father, claiming he was behind the deaths.


Nyamira OCPD Riko Ngare said Mr Nyakundi had a long-standing family land ownership dispute.

"They were supposed to appear before the chief on Monday to try and solve it.

"Our preliminary investigations indicate that the murder is associated with the land dispute," Mr Ngare said.


The OCPD said the assailant(s) gained entry into the couple's bedroom by breaking a window.

"There are no physical injuries on the body of Mr Nyakundi.... However, there are some injuries on his wife," Mr Ngare added.

The bodies were taken to the Nyamira Referral Hospital mortuary.


Cereals Board Bought Infected Maize, Audit Reveals

Maize infected with aflatoxin could soon find its way into the market after an internal audit on the Sh1.9 billion maize… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2017 The Nation. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.