Police in Luanda, Vihiga County are investigating an incident in which a middle-aged woman tethered her 35-year-old son in her house in a bid to “prevent him from mixing with village idlers”.
The woman, who hails from Eb’biba Village in Khusikulu Wemilabi, allegedly sedated her son before tying him to a post in the house.
The sleep-inducing drug was reportedly administered by a doctor contracted by the suspect.
The woman’s son, who is yet to secure employment, is a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).
According to his mother, the man often joined unemployed “idlers” in the village for “baseless talk” during the day before returning home in the evening.
The man says he only became aware of his mother’s actions recently, when he regained consciousness after three days of sleep.
He says he called his friend on phone, who arrived at the scene and rescued him.
Emuhaya/Luanda OCPD Johns Ndolo confirmed the incident, saying they are interrogating the woman to establish why she chained her son in the house contrary to the law.