BY GEORGE AMOLO IN SIAYA COUNTY.
A 43-year-old man from Siaya County is being held at Mageta Police Station after he allegedly beat up his daughter’s “boyfriend” to death on Sunday, November 25.
John Odhiambo Juma fatally assaulted Benson Onyango, 24, after he [Onyango] lured Juma’s 16-year-old daughter to stay with him.
The incident happened at Sika Beach in Mageta Island, Bondo Sub-County.
Juma’s daughter, a pupil, had gone missing on Saturday, November 24, and was – on Sunday –, found in Onyango’s house, which is located a few meters from Juma’s home.
Mageta Location chief, Ambrose Ogema, said the suspect was informed of the teenager’s whereabouts by the girl’s step-sister.
According to Chief Ogema, Juma got angry and made his way to Onyango’s house, where he found his daughter.
The suspect descended on Onyango with kicks and blows. The fight ended tragically.
Upon realising that he had killed Onyango, Juma attempted to escape, but was cornered by residents, who handed him over to the police.
Onyango’s body was moved to Bondo Sub-County Hospital mortuary.
Police have launched investigations into the death of the 24-year-old man.
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