In Summary
  • Killings followed a dispute with his wife over an undisclosed amount of money for buying flour.
  • He slashed his two children with a sharp panga and disappeared into the night.
  • Victims were rushed to Cheptalal Sub-County Hospital where doctors pronounced them dead on arrival.

Police in Bomet County have arrested a man who hacked his two sons to death following a quarrel with his wife over maize flour.

The suspect, Peter Kipkorir Langat, killed his two sons in a horrific incident that shocked the residents of Shiomo village in Cheptalal Sub-Location, Konoin Constituency on Friday night.

It followed a domestic dispute with his wife over an undisclosed amount of money which he allegedly gave her to purchase four kilos of maize flour but which he claimed the woman did not purchase.

He accused her of misusing his hard-earned money as she allegedly engaged in a relationship with another man whose identity was not disclosed.


The suspect allegedly demanded from his wife that, being in gainful employment as an Early Childhood Education Development (ECED) teacher, she should equally buy the same amount of maize flour for the family, even before starting to cook for them on the fateful night.

"Following the quarrel, the suspect's wife prepared food for the family in a hurry and took off to her brother in-law's house in the neighbourhood to take refuge along with the children as she feared for her life," Said Konoin Sub-County Police Commander Alex Mr Shikondi


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