In Summary
  • Coast Regional Coordinator Bernard Leparmarai said the 63-year-old man was killed following a land dispute.
  • Mr Ngome's daughter, Mwaka Zuma, said her father was attacked at around 1am.
  • At least 60 elderly people in Kwale and Kilifi counties were murdered in 2018 alone over land-related matters.

Police in Kwale County have arrested four suspects linked to the murder of an elderly man on Wednesday morning.

Coast Regional Coordinator Bernard Leparmarai said the 63-year-old man was killed following a land dispute.

Zuma Ngome was hacked to death early morning by the unknown men at his home in Mito Minane village.

Mr Ngome's daughter, Mwaka Zuma, said her father was attacked at around 1am.

"My father was seated outside the house when the attackers came and slashed his head and cheek killing him instantly," said Ms Zuma.

LAND DISPUTE

The family said the attack happened a few days after the resolution by the village elders of a land dispute involving Mr Ngome and a neighbour.

Ms Zuma said the decision over the ownership of a piece of land was not in favour of her father.

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