Man burns neighbour’s tractor over a land dispute

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The remains of the burnt tractor

A land despite led a man to burn his neighbour’s tractor at Musoma village, Sango sub location in Likuyani  sub county. Confirming the incident Sango sub location assistant chief Frida Lusweti Shirengo said the owner of the tractor, Mrs. Joyce Maraka, had bought a piece of land from Mr. Joseph Kimani plot number ‘218 Sango’ and she had sent her son Martin Maraka to plough the land in preparation for planting of sugar canes before he was attacked by the farm caretaker Mr. Paul Kamau who set the tractor ablaze.

She said at first, Kamau attacked the tractor driver and his assistant leaving them with machete injuries on their legs before he turned on the tractor and burnt. 

She said the incident occurred in the absence of the landowner Mr. Kimani who is ailing and had been locked up in Nairobi, adding that upon hearing about the incident, Kimani distanced himself from it terming it criminal and appealed for a legal action against his farmhand. Police officers have launched an investigation into the incident and are looking for Kamau who has gone into hiding.