A 32-year old man from Elukhongo area in Butula sub county, Busia was killed by his brothers after he assaulted their mother over food.
According to a statement by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation, the deceased returned home drunk at 8pm on Wednesday night and demanded food from his mother.
The deceased only identified as Juma subjected his mother to a beating when she told him that the food was not ready.
“When she responded that food was not ready, the 32-year-old son descended on her with blows and kicks leaving her wailing in despair, for her dear life,” the DCI statement read.
Her other two sons responded to her call of distress and descended on their brother as well giving him a thorough beating.
“Her two other sons Pascaliano Odhiambo, 29 and Bonventure Ouma, 19, immediately responded to their mother’s screams only to find Juma assaulting her. They gave him a dog’s beating before they retired to bed,” DCI said.
On Thursday morning, the mother decided to check on his son Juma only to find him dead.
“At around 6am, the mother woke up and walked towards Juma’s house to check on him, despite having been assaulted by him the previous night. She was however shocked to find him lying dead on the doorstep of his house, with a deep cut inflicted on his head, slightly above the left ear,” DCI further revealed.
The mother is said to have alerted the local authorities who in term informed Butula based detectives on the incident.
“A machete, jembe and a rungu believed to be the murder weapons were found at the scene of the murder, documented and collected by the Busia based crime scene personnel,” DCI noted.
“Meanwhile, the two brothers were arrested and placed in custody at Bumala police station for processing and arraignment in court,” DCI added.