Bees attack drunken man, kill him inside Murang’a farm

A middle-aged man from Gaturi in Kiharu, Murang’a died after being attacked by bees on Tuesday evening. James Wambu is said to have been walking home from a nearby shopping centre where he had gone drinking and he was overwhelmed by alcohol making him sleep in one of the farms in the neighborhood. According to […]

Bees attack drunken man, kill him inside Murang’a farm

A middle-aged man from Gaturi in Kiharu, Murang’a died after being attacked by bees on Tuesday evening.

James Wambu is said to have been walking home from a nearby shopping centre where he had gone drinking and he was overwhelmed by alcohol making him sleep in one of the farms in the neighborhood.

According to witnesses, some young men went to harvest honey in a hole at the farm where the deceased was sleeping.

In the process, the men were overwhelmed by the bees and they ran away but Wambu who was too drunk was unable to run for his life.

“The spot where the men were harvesting honey is few metres from where the victim was sleeping,” one of the witnesses said.

“The culprits ran away leaving Wambu lying on the ground and the bees attacked him leaving him for dead,” he added.

Area Assistant Chief Peter Gethi said he got a call from one of the residents notifying him of the incident and upon arriving at the scene the man had already died.

“We alerted the police who came to collect the body and moved it to the mortuary as they commence investigations into the incident,” Gethi said.

The family members are however demanding justice for their kin claiming that the men who went to harvest honey should have considered removing him from the scene before carrying on with their mission.

“They saw him sleeping there because he was drunk and did not consider the risk they were exposing him to, leading to his death,” James Kamau, a family member, said.