Po­lice hunt for man who al­legedly as­saulted, se­ri­ously in­jured neigh­bour

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Po­lice in Mu­mias are look­ing for a man who al­legedly as­saulted his neigh­bour, lead­ing to his death after a land dis­pute. Ra­mad­han Chitechi is said to have fled after as­sault­ing Fran­cis Akondo on Fri­day, leav­ing him bleed­ing pro­fusely. Akondo was taken to St Mary’s Hos­pi­tal, Mu­mias, where he suc­cumbed to the in­juries on Sun­day. On Sun­day night, res­i­dents torched Chitechi’s five houses and de­stroyed prop­erty in his com­pound. Neigh­bour Jack­son Orito said Chitechi has had a long his­tory of land dis­putes with neigh­bours. “Last week, dur­ing an as­sis­tant chief’s baraza, he threat­ened to teach his el­der brother, Kas­sim Wanga, a les­son for not al­low­ing him to sell their fa­ther’s land,” he said. South Wanga as­sis­tant county com­mis­sioner Wil­son Chacha urged res­i­dents not to take the law into their own hands.

SHABAN MAKOKHA

As­sis­tant county com­mis­sioner Wil­son Chacha (R), chiefs and po­lice as­sess the dam­age on Mon­day/

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