• The suspect hit Mwanthi Kyango Malile with a wooden stick on the head on Wednesday evening. 

A 68 year old man has died after his head was smashed with a wooden stick.

Police in Makueni Sub County are holding James Maitha Kimeu in connection with killing a 68-year-old man in Muselele Village, Kaumoni Sublocation on Wednesday at 4.10pm.  

The suspect hit Mwanthi Kyango Malile with a wooden stick on the head in the Wednesday evening incident that shocked the Muselele villagers.           

Kimeu, who is said to be mentally disturbed, was released from a rehabilitation centre recently and is now being held at the Makueni police station awaiting to be arraigned in court.           

“The motive of the killing is not known but the police are investigating the incident,” said Makueni Sub County Police Commander Mr. Timothy Maina who confirmed the incident to KNA on Thursday morning.           

The man will be charged with murder if he will be found fit to stand trial by the court.           

The body of the deceased was moved to the Makueni County Referral Hospital mortuary for preservation awaiting autopsy.

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