A petty offender who was pardoned by President Uhuru Kenyatta on June 1 during Madaraka Day celebrations has murdered his mother in Kirinyaga.
On June 1, President Uhuru pardoned inmates who were petty offenders serving sentences of less than three months and they were released from custody.
According to Mwea East Sub-county police commander Daniel Kitavi, the suspect man who was living with his 76-year-old mother committed the crime in their home in Mwea East before fleeing.
He reportedly hit the mother, identified as Grace Muthoni with a blunt object killing him on the spot and fled. So far, detectives have recovered the weapon suspected to have been used during a manhunt on for the suspect.
The deceased’s body is currently at Kibugi Funeral Home awaiting postmortem.
“We have recovered the weapon suspect used for detective launch investigations,” the police commander said.
Reports indicate that he was embroiled in land row with his mother and was demanding his share of the property after he was released from prison.
“The man who was released from jail after being pardoned by the President had been demanding a share of the family land from his mother and the duo used to quarrel.We suspect the man eliminated the old woman after she refused to meet his demand,” the police boss added.