Father Slashes Son to Death Over Avocado in Meru.

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Ripe avocado cut in half on a wooden table PHOTO/COURTESY

Police in meru are hunting a father who stubbed his 12 year old son to death and leaving his 8 year old daughter injured over Avocado on Thursday.

Mr Morris Kirema  35 years from Tigania East Meru County slashed his son to death after their neighbor demanded the payment over the Avocados the two children ate from his farm on Wednesday.

According to Mbaraga location Chief Mr. Kalung’e Mutia, The girl sustained serious deep cuts and her mother injured too.

The mother and her daughter are receiving treatment at Muthara Sub-County Hospital.

Tigania East police boss Samuel Kosgey said the suspect went into hiding after committing the horrible incident.

The children went into hiding on Wednesday after Mr Kirema swore to kill them for stealing the fruits.

According to a resident Mr Frankline Mutuma, the children hid in a bathroom before their father hunted them down and found them on Thursday.

“The man is a gambler. He wastes money and always quarrels with his wife over family issues. Today he was angered after he was asked  money to buy food,” Mr Mutuma said.

Mr Kirema threatened to punish the children when he learnt that he was to pay for the avocados, Mr Mutuma explained.

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