Kanduyi MP’s brother killed in chaotic family funeral meeting


One person was killed and another one seriously injured after a fight broke out during a family funeral meeting in Kanduyi, Bungoma County.
Joseph Wekesa, brother to area MP Wafula Wamunyinyi, was a stabbed several times in the chest by his nephew Simiyu Wafula after the two differed at the meeting.
Acoording to area police boss George Odongo, Wafula is reported to have gone for a kitchen knife which he allegedly used to stab his uncle Wekesa after the altercation.
“They were preparing for a memorial anniversary for the Austin Wamunyinyi, when the fight broke out,” said Odongo.
During the fight, Wekesa reportedly hit is his nephew on the head and cut one of his thumb fingers using a machete.
Simiyu is said to have run to his house and returned with a knife which he used to stab his kin.
“He rushed to the kitchen, grabbed a knife and followed the deceased to his house, before stabbing him several times,” a witness said.
Simuyu went berserk attacking even dogs and vandalising the deceased house.
“He killed two dogs and smashed window panes at the deceased’s house.”
Wekesa was rushed to Bungoma West hospital but died hours later while being treated.
Simuyu was also admitted at the nearby hospital and is undergoing treatment.


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