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Man killed trying to split his fighting parents

By Michael Onyinge

Added 14th January 2016 03:19 PM

Apparently furious, Ecabu slammed open the door, entered, and right away attacked his wife.

Man killed trying to split his fighting parents

Apparently furious, Ecabu slammed open the door, entered, and right away attacked his wife.

 

When George William Eselu intervened in a fight that involved his parents, he ended up losing his life.

The 20-year-old was stabbed by his father in the chest, in the back and head during the late night scuffle at their home, according to the district police commander of Kaberamaido, Ahmed Madiri.

Police say the incident happened at around midnight: Richard Ecabu returned home late and his wife Loyce Awor refused to let him in. He persisted, but she did not budge.

Apparently furious, Ecabu slammed open the door, entered, and right away attacked his wife.

Their son reportedly heard an alarm by Awor, and he swiftly intervened to break his fighting parents, police's Madiri said.

Exactly what happened next is not clear, but according to police findings, Eselu knifed his son three times in the chest, back and head during the commotion.

Bleeding heavily as a result, Eselu died on his way to the nearest health unit, said DPC Madiri.

It is understood he had just sat his Primary Leaving Examinations (whose results are now out) last year at Kamidakan Primary School.

The killer father first went into hiding but was later arrested and is currently under police custody.

Charges of murder have been preferred against him, as the police say his actions appeared deliberate.

 "Stabbing your own son three times and again assaulting [wife], means there was an intention to kill", said Madiri.

Following the deadly incident, Monica Ipega (pictured below), the LC3 chairperson of Apapai sub-county, condemned the act of domestic violence.

She said Awor had just returned to her marital home after staying away for some time due to domestic abuse.

 

According to Ipega, husbands who are promiscuous are in most cases violent especially when their spouses confront them by asking them to stop cheating.

 "Since it was around midnight, the wife [Awor] could have been annoyed and suspected something bad, a reason she did not open the door," said Ipega.

Joyce Alubo, an area resident, agrees. "That is how women suffer. Some of our men do not want to be told of some of the bad things they do. Should they say anything, they end up being battered."

Meanwhile, local leader Ipega said a number of people have been killed trying to split fighting people, and added that it is the reason others do not want to intervene.

Her son's death has left Awor in "pain".

"Losing a first-born is what is paining me. When my man comes back from jail, I do not know what he will do to me," she sobbed.

 

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