A man is alleged to have hacked his elderly father Ndivo Ndolo (100) and mother (96) to death over a land dispute in Kiima Kiu village, Makaa sub-county in Makueni.
The suspect Nzingu Ndivo also attempted to take his life by slitting his throat but survived with serious injuries.
He is said to have ambushed the parents at 6.30 am on Wednesday morning while they were preparing breakfast at their kitchen and attacked them.
“It looks like he bought a machete on Tuesday and sharpened it ready for the mission. He first attacked his father and split his head into two, the elderly mother attempted to run but due to old age she fell outside, he then repeated the act. Both are dead,” an eye witness Jackson Mulandi said on phone.
Area chief Jackeline Mwanzia said the bodies of the deceased have been taken to Mutungu Mortuary in Kilome while the suspect has been rushed to hospital in Samala by police.
“He has serious injuries on the throat. He will have to be treated before he is arraigned to face murder charges,” she said.
The suspect, who is the firstborn in the family is alleged to have killed the father after he said he will subdivide his land among all his children including the women, which he vehemently opposed.