Teenager kills father over lost chicken

An 18-year-old boy in Londiani, Kericho County allegedly killed his father over lost chicken./COURTESY

Police in Kericho County are looking for a teenager suspected to have killed his father in cold blood over lost chicken.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, the 18-year-old confronted his father Wilson Kipsoi on Saturday over the whereabouts of six of his chickens that he suspected his father had sold.

The 50-year-old father who was angered by the confrontation threatened to shoot the son with arrows prompting the boy to flee and seek refuge at a neighbour’s house.

The suspect is said to have gone back home on Sunday armed with a club, vowing to stop at nothing until his father produced his chicken.

“He descended on him and assaulted him repeatedly using the crude weapon, while demanding compensation for his missing chicken,” said the DCI.

He then went into hiding leaving his father unconscious.

“He was rushed to Londiani Sub-County Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment. The suspect is still at large and detectives are hunting him down,” said the DCI.