Form four candidate attacked, killed by mob for allegedly hacking his uncle

A Form Four student was on Friday evening attacked and killed by an angry mob for allegedly hacking his uncle to death in Mwea, Kirinyaga County.

The 20-year-old deceased student known as Francis Mwaniki attacked his uncle in a miraa plantation within their compound in Mugambaciura village under complicated circumstances.

It is said that the 20-year-old had been abusing drugs and appeared abnormal before he picked apanga and killed his 45-year-old uncle Samuel Chomba.

“I tried very hard to help his uncle but he was determined to kill him,” said Peterson Mugambi, one of the friends to the 20-year-old.

According to one of the relatives, the boy had often threatened to kill his uncle and his family members accusing him of practicing witchcraft.

“We suspect the boy was using drugs… he went on announcing his uncle Samuel Chomba was practicing witchcraft. What does a 20-year-old Form Four student know about witchcraft?” posed Michael Chomba.

Murinduko location chief Joseph Kariuki said police have set on investigations into the incident.

Their bodies were taken to Embu Hospital mortuary.

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