A 40-year-old man Kenyan man identified as Chris Wamalwa, has been reportedly arrested by the police in Kabuchai Constituency, Bungoma County, after he was caught trying to bury his mother alive over a land dispute.
According to report, residents of Siuno village in Kabuchai constituency responded to distress cries from an elderly woman on Thursday, 24th of August, when they found her being buried alive in a pit latrine that was halfway dug by her son who was later handed over to the police by an elder in the village.
It was gathered that Wamalwa was unhappy with his mother, Beatrice Nasaka, for selling a piece of land that he was hoping to inherit, so in anger towards the development, he decided to bury her alive in broad daylight.
The traumatized widow who was rushed to Bungoma County Referral Hospital after she was saved, narrating what led to his sons wicked act, said her son wanted to bury her alive after she refused to give him a share from a piece of land she had sold. In her words, she said.
“I’m a widow and my only property will save me from poverty. I had sold a piece of plot so that I can use the money for my personal needs but when my son heard of the sale, he rushed to my home and demanded a share. He attempted to bury me after he failed to get what he wanted”.