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Teen Arrested After Fatally Shooting Elder Brother Over Inheritance

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An 18-year-old man is in custody after a fight for inheritance went fatally wrong.

Alex Kalemaa Kiptoi, is accused of killing his elder brother Joseph Kipsingor Kiptoi, 43, with whom he fought over an apiary.

Kalemaa is said to have killed his brother who he claimed tool the lion’s share of beehives left behind by their deceased father.

“An 18-year-old man from Mogotio is currently in custody, after an argument with his brother over an apiary turned fatal. Alex kalemaa Kiptoi, is accused of killing his elder brother Joseph Kipsingor Kiptoi, 43, whom he accused of taking the lion’s share of over 40 beehives that their late father had left behind,” said DCI director George Kinoti in a statement.

 

An irate Kalemaa, feeling cheated out of his inheritance shot Kipsingor with an arrow in his right thigh and left him to bleed out.

“Angered by his elder brother whom he accused of denying him his rightful share of his inheritance, Alex shot him with an arrow on his right thigh and left him to bleed to death,” added Kinoti.

“A sombre mood engulfed Kapndasum village in Koituimet sub location following the murder, as curious onlookers who couldn’t come to terms with Kipsingor’s death thronged the scene.”

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Detectives from Mogotio Police Station have since processed the scene of crime and arrested the teenager.

Kipsingor remains are lying at a morgue in Eldama Ravine town.

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Written by Eva Nyambura

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