Son of the former Nandi MP Stanley Metto was hacked to death on Wednesday in what the police suspect was a robbery.
Chesumei sub-county police commander Omukolongolo Bosita said the Elly Metto was attacked at his Itigo village home.
Those who attacked the 54-year-old are said to have taken a TV set, music system, and an undetermined amount of money. Elly is said to have recently sold a piece of land.
Villagers managed to catch two of the suspects when they were about to board a public service vehicle at Mutwot and lynched one of them. His accomplice managed to escape and left behind the electronic equipment.
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At the time of the incident, Elly was in the company of a lady friend.
His neighbor, Edwin Chirchir said his body was found covered in a pool of blood.
The body has been taken to Racecourse Hospital mortuary in Eldoret.