BY CORRESPONDENT,KWALE,27TH NOV 2017-Police are investigating an incident in which a 62 year man was hacked to death in his relative’s house on Sunday in Gandini Village, Gandini Location, Kwale County. Begari Mongolo is reported to have been asleep when he was attacked at around 5am in the house. Kinango OCPD Fredrick Lai who confirmed the incident said police have been dispatched to the area and were pursuing useful leads.
Mr Mongolo, who is from Dzivani Village, was in Gandini to attend the 40th day memorial ceremony marked by Muslims after a burial.
Gandini Chief Umazi Mwangolo said the man had deep panga cuts.The deceased body has been taken to Kinango Hospital mortuary.
“He was a respected man who never provoked anyone,” the chief said.
“We are shocked to witness such a heartless killing. What we understand is that he was killed using a panga, but we are waiting for a medical report as investigations are ongoing,” she said.
Ms Mwangolo condemned the incident and warned residents against crime.
It is not clear the motive behind his murder but sources point to a case of mistaken identity.