A middle-aged man died on Monday after he was beaten for failing to settle a debt owed to traditional brew sellers.

Dennis Juma Oita, 25, from Kajoro Village in Teso South, Busia County reportedly owed Sh100 to one of the brewers in Tangakona area. In a fit of rage, the brewer allegedly struck Mr Juma in the neck using a brick.

Oita was rushed to Busia County Referral Hospital where he died while receiving treatment on Monday evening. His body was moved to the medical facility’s morgue.

The family of the deceased claim Oita’s attacker is yet to be arrested.

Police, however, say they are actively looking for the suspect.