Police in Eldoret have launched a manhunt for a 22-year-old man who is the prime suspect in the Murder of his own child.
The lifeless body of the deceased was discovered by the roadside at Koilel farm in Ainabkoi Sub County, Uasin Gishu County.
The 22-year-old who is also believed to be a man of the cloth is suspected to have sodomized his son.
Uasin Gishu County Police Commander Benjamin Mwathi says the young boys’ bloodied clothes were identified at the man’s house in Ilula.
“Members of the Public raised the alarm, the young man was using a Probox vehicle that has since been impounded by the police, at the man’s house the young boy’s clothes were discovered in blood stains as well as a hammer that is suspected to have been used to hit the deceased on the head,” said Mwathi.
“The 22-year-old is still at large and police have launched a manhunt for him, he will be apprehended. The police are awaiting a postmortem report,” said the Uasin Gishu County Commander.
The body of the deceased was transferred to the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital Mortuary.