40-year-old Chris Wamalwa tried to bury his mother alive. His plan was uncovered when passerby heard her crying for help.
He has been arrested by the Police in Kabuchai Constituency, Bungoma County, Kenya.
His plan was uncovered by people who were passing nearby, who heard the woman crying for help and went to check. He was caught red-handed struggling to bury his mother in a pit latrine that was halfway dug.
Narrating what led to the act, Ms Beatrice Nasaka said her son had forced her to allocate a land she had already sold to him.
“I am a widow and my only property will save me from poverty.
I had sold a piece of plot so that I can use the money for my personal needs and when my son heard of the sale, he rushed to my home and demanded for a share. He attempted to bury me after he failed to get what he wanted,” claimed the victim.
Nation reports that Ms Nasaka said she had bought a one-acre piece of land for her son in a neighbouring village. Area village elder, Ronald Umbu, said they took the suspect to Nalondo police camp.