After a land dispute in Emitiot village, Bomet County, a 60-year-old man was thrown into a 20-foot-deep trench by his 22-year-old son and is now receiving treatment at Longisa County Referral Hospital.
Samuel Tanui, the victim, was able to make a loud noise on the third day after hearing voices coming from a few meters away the previous two days while remaining undetected in the hole and drawing rescuers to his aid.
When neighbors came together, the elderly man was saved and taken to the hospital while still having some injuries on his back.
Charles Kiplangat Rotich, the suspect, was apprehended after arriving home late one night believing his father had passed away, according to Emitiot sub-location assistant chief Leny Ngeno.
As soon as he entered the compound, Longisa police officers pounced on him, and he is now being held at the Longisa police station.
According to legend, he committed the crime because his father wouldn’t let him sell a plot of their land.
“The fact that it didn’t rain while the elderly man was in the hole makes us delighted. The outcome of the narrative might have been different since, given his age and the fact that he also went without food for two nights, it is difficult for a man of his age to do so “the chief remarked.