A 22-year-old man killed his father at Sing’oiywek village in Kipkelion West, Kericho County after a disagreement over the dowry payment.

According to area chief David Langat, the suspect identified as Vincent Ateya approached his father, 55, demanding for a portion of the family land to be sold and he be given the proceeds to use in paying for his wife’s dowry.

The chief said the man’s wife had separated with him over his failure to settle the bride price.

His father, however, objected to his request, a move which angered him thereby opting to act.

Area chief said the man went to his house, picked a knife and proceeded to his father’s house where he ambushed him and stabbed him twice on the left side of the chest before escaping.

The 55-year old succumbed to injuries while being rushed to St. Vincent Hospital in Muhoroni by family members and neighbours who had responded to his distress call.