A middle-aged man from Katwii, Kangundo Subcounty of Machakos County is being held at Kangundo Police Station for allegedly killing his grandmother brutally over Inua Jamii cash.
Confirming the incident, Kangundo sub-county Police Commander Phylis Kanina said that the man butchered the old woman before throwing her body on a farm.
“Upon interrogation by the police the man confessed that he used a knife to kill his grandmother after the old lady refused to give the man money she had gotten from the Inua Jamii programme that is meant for the elderly,” she said.
According to neighbours, the old lady had received the cash recently and the grandson was trying to get it from her when things went south and he killed her.
Her body is being preserved at Kangundo Level 4 hospital morgue awaiting postmortem as the culprit appears in court Wednesday.