Man gets 30 years in jail for hacking his father
A man accused of hacking his father to death for allegedly supporting his children without express consent has been sentenced to 30 years in jail by a Kabarnet High Court.
Simon Kandie was charged that on April 22, 2016 at Kandie Kipyegon, in Marigat sub-county, brutally murdered his father, Kandie Kipyegon, who used to solely provide for the accused’s children.
Appearing before Justice Edward Mureithii, Kandie was charged with murder, having acted contrary to section 203 as read with section 204 of the Penal Code.
According to the accused’s uncle, Jacob Kiprono, Kandie used to argue and fight with the father, claiming that his action to provide for his children was tantamount to demeaning and depicting him as an irresponsible man, who was not capable of taking care of his children.
Kiprono told the court that the fight escalated when the father told the accused he would sell his livestock to pay for his grandchildren’s fees, a statement that angered Kandie, who then grabbed a machete and hacked him in front of one of the sons.