A younger brother to Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi was yesterday stabbed to death by a close relative.

The deceased Joseph Wamalwa Wekesa (35), a resident of Buema village in Musikoma ward was severally stabbed with a kitchen knife on the chest by his nephew Nicholas Simiyu Wafula (30).

According to Bungoma South Police Station commander George Odongo the murder was reported by the brother to the deceased, Wafula Wamunyinyi, also the area MP.

“He reported that the incident happened as the family was preparing for a memorial anniversary of his late dad Mathew Austin Wafula Wamunyinyi,” odongo told KNA adding the deceased disagreed with the suspect over an undisclosed issue and a fight ensued whereby he injured the suspect on the head and right hand thumb with a machete before he was killed.

He said the suspect rushed and picked a kitchen knife and followed the deceased to his house where he stabbed him on the chest.

He also killed two dogs and smashed the window panes of the deceased’s house.

Odongo said both the deceased and the suspect were rushed to hospital.

“The deceased succumbed to the injuries at around 0500hrs while undergoing treatment at Bungoma West Hospital while the Suspect is admitted at Dawameds Hospital in a stable condition,” said the report.

The body was transferred to Life Care Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.

KNA by Roseland Lumwamu