Man loses hand in land dispute with stepbrother
Bungoma Town police officers are currently detaining the main suspect believed to have attacked and severely injured his stepbrother with a machete in a dispute over a two-acre piece of land in the village of Sanga’alo, Bungoma County. The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) is conducting investigations into the ownership of the land, seeking to determine the motive behind the vicious assault that left the victim with life-altering injuries.
At Bungoma Referral Hospital, we meet the victim, a 34-year-old man from the Sang’alo village, Bungoma County, who is nursing wounds inflicted during the attack by his stepbrother over the land dispute. Oscar Wafula Juma, a father of two and husband to one, had his left arm amputated and suffered other grave injuries, now facing a life of disability.
As we observe him in this hospital ward, Wafula’s face reflects the agony he endures, confined to his bed, a reality he never anticipated. Nonetheless, the head nurse in the ward, Phamenasi Simani, notes that Wafula’s condition has shown signs of improvement compared to his initial admission.
In the midst of his pain, Oscar Wafula pleads with the Bungoma County Police Department to thoroughly investigate his biological father and stepmother, suggesting their possible involvement in the incident, citing their lack of action when the altercation occurred.
The family now seeks justice, hoping that those responsible for this heinous act will be held accountable for their actions.