Detectives based in Butula, Busia county, have arrested two brothers for assaulting their elder brother to the point of death.
The two, 29-year-old Pascaliano Odhiambo and 19-year-old Bonventure Ouma, were responding to a distress call from their mother who was being attacked by their elder brother Juma.
“In the incident which occurred in Elukhongo, Butula sub county, the deceased had returned home at 8pm in a drunken stupor and demanded for food from their mother. When she responded that food was not ready, the 32-year-old son descended on her with blows and kicks leaving her wailing in despair, for dear life,” stated Directorate of Criminal Investigation.
Juma’s mother woke up yesterday and walked towards his house to check on him, despite having been assaulted by him the previous night, and found him lying dead on the doorstep of his house.
He had a deep cut inflicted on his head, slightly above the left ear.
She immediately alerted the local authorities who called in detectives based at Butula.
Detectives recovered a machete, jembe and a rungu believed to be the murder weapons.
The two brothers are in custody at Bumala police station for processing and arraignment in court.