Lover's Sons Beat Man to Death After Visit

An image of a team of police officers arriving at a crime scene in Nairobi on December 8, 2021.

A 45-year-old man was found dead in the morning hours of Monday after meeting his lover in Kiritiri, Embu County.

According to an OB report seen by, the man had visited the woman's residence around 9:30 pm on Sunday. 

However, a dispute broke out between him and the woman's two sons. 

The altercation escalated when the man suggested staying overnight. The sons became agitated, asserting that he was not their father and therefore, should not spend the night in the house.

A photo of Embu Town.
A photo of Embu Town.
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"The deceased refused to leave and a fight started between the two sons and the deceased," read part of the police report.

He was subsequently overpowered by the two sons, who assaulted him with pieces of firewood, leaving him with severe injuries. 

Regrettably, he succumbed to these injuries, sustaining three cuts on his head and multiple bruises on his body.

The deceased's body has been transported to the Embu Level 5 Hospital, where it awaits an autopsy.

One of the sons, aged 19, has been apprehended and is currently detained at the police station to assist the authorities in their ongoing investigations.

Incidents of fatal conflicts within homes have been on the rise, prompting local residents to call upon relevant authorities to take measures to reduce such cases.

In early August, a man from Kiharu was taken into custody after he tragically took the lives of his two children following a dispute with his wife, who had left their home a week prior to the incident. 

The 28-year-old used sharp objects to commit the act before fleeing the scene. Subsequently, he was arrested and is now facing murder charges.

Many of these distressing cases appear to be linked to depression and mental health which is affecting Kenyans across the country.

Counselors, medics, and psychologists strongly recommend reaching out for assistance when dealing with mental health challenges. For support, please call the toll-free Kenya Red Cross hotline at 1199.

An image of a man in handcuffs while holding a phone.
An image of a man in handcuffs while holding a phone.
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