Residents of Konyunyo, Wang’chieng’ in Rachuonyo East Homa Bay County are on spot after a farm manager allegedly died after being beaten to death.
The 45-year-old Boniface Orwa is said to have been accosted at night at Konyunyo in Wang’chieng’ and killed. Reportedly, his attackers accused him for encroaching on other people’s land.
The deceased is said to have been involved in an ugly altercation with owners of farms near the one he managed.
It is alleged that the group attacked him with crude weapons, killing him on the spot. They then set his body ablaze.
A resident, Michael Kiage condemned the people for taking the law into their own hands and said they ought to have reconciled.
A village elder, Joshua Otieno said Orwa had serious differences with some residents and that could have led to the attack.
He said the victim once attacked area assistant chief who was only trying to solve the differences between him and his neighbors.
The police moved Orwa’s body to Rachunyo South Sub-County Hospital. Area chief Elisha Wadanda warned the residents against taking the law into their own hands.