Kakamega man commits suicide in police cells after killings his father

A 41 year old man from Matundu village in Kakamega County has committed suicide while inside the cell at Malinya Police Station.

The man, took his own life using his shirt.

He had been arrested for allegations of beating his 68 year old father to death after an altercation over maize.

The family of the late, led by Joseph Muliakha now says according to their Luhya traditions, they cannot bury the man who killed his father, and thus are calling on the government to give them alternative burial grounds.

Ikolomani Sub-County Police Commander Joseph Chesire has confirmed the incident.