Man kills brother over grazing field dispute

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Police in Kajiado have launched a manhunt for a man who allegedly killed his brother over dispute on a grazing field.

Police say that Koinary Koiyan, 55, differed with his brother Alex Osekei Karuyani and a fight broke out before the death occurred.

“A village elder reported that there was a person who had been killed by his brother. Scene was visited and one Koiyan was found lying dead near a semi-permanent house,” police said.

According to the police, the deceased had two deep cuts on the head, left knee cap, one on the right thigh and a fractured left wrist.

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Locals who were questioned by the police on what transpired said that the two have had issued for the longest time over a grazing field where all claim ownership.

The brothers have also been fighting for ancestral land which was left to them by their late father and efforts to make them agree have been in vain.

“It was discovered that the deceased and his brother have had a long dispute over a parcel of land and cattle grazing,” the report filed at Namanga Police Station further read.

The scene was processed by detectives attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and police officers before the body was taken to the Kajiado County Referral Hospital Morgue awaiting postmortem.

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