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Ex-soldier on the run after allegedly stabbing mother, 91, to death

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  • The ex-solder reportedly stabbed his mother to death after an argument over land ownership.
  • Neighbours say that the man – together with his family – moved out of their home last year, only to return on Friday.

Police in Homa Bay County on Monday launched a probe into an incident where a retired army officer is accused of killing his 91-year-old mother.

The ex-soldier reportedly stabbed to death his ageing mother, identified as Hellen Ajwang Odiango, following a land dispute in Kamagak location, Rachuonyo South sub-County.

Rachuonyo South sub-county Police Commander Lilies Wachira, confirming the incident, says that the man, who served as a soldier in Tanzania, differed with his mother over the ownership of the piece of land.

Neighbours say that the man – together with his family – moved out of their home last year, only to return on Friday. Immediately after he returned, the neighbours say, was when the squabbles started.

Police reports say the argument turned physical and that is when he picked a knife and stabbed the nonagenarian on the chest and head.

She died while being rushed to Rachuonyo South sub-County Hospital.

Police have since launched a manhunt for the ex-soldier. They suspect the suspect has fled to Tanzania when he used to serve as a military officer.

“The suspect disappeared from home, but we are looking for him. We are told he used to live in Tanzania, where he was serving as a military officer and retired later.

“We have handed the matter to our counterparts of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations who are pursuing it to ensure justice prevails,” Wachira said.

The body of the deceased has been taken to Rachuonyo South sub-County Hospital mortuary.

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