A domestic wrangle between two brothers in Vihiga County ended fatally after one of them succumbed to injuries after being hit on the head with a blunt object.
According to reports, the two brothers had quarreled on Tuesday over who should prepare their meal.
Izava Location Chief Alex Ukiru said the suspect, 45-year-old Mr Patrick Simwa, was angered after his younger brother, Evans Alumasa, 30, asked him to cook the food he[Alumasa] had brought home.
”The suspect was angered when his brother asked him to cook food. He told his younger brother off, saying he was not his wife. Alumasa slapped him prompting the suspect to retaliate by hitting him on the head using a blunt object,” said Mr Ukiru, adding that Mr Simwa died on the spot.
He said the suspect does not work and spends the whole day at home as his younger brother fends for him.
Mr Ukiru added that the two are not married and do not have children.
”The land where they are living was bought by their father and they stay in the same house. Simwa does not do any work and depends on his younger brother to fend for him,” he said.
Police are holding the suspect at Kilingili Police Station as detectives probe the incident that has shocked the quiet Mang’únyuli village in Sabatia located a few kilometres from Mbale town.
The body of the deceased was moved to Vihiga County Referral Hospital mortuary in Mbale.