A 66-year-old woman has narrated her six-hour ordeal at the hands of her grandson, who held her in confinement as he demanded money.
Lydia Chepng’etich was held hostage, chained inside her bedroom by her grandson, who had lived with her for three weeks.
March 13 started well for Ms Chepng’etich, a resident of Ngata in Rongai sub county, Nakuru County. However, it took a different turn an hour after she took breakfast with her grandson.
Ms Chepng’etich said she noticed her metal box, where she keeps money, had been broken into, and a bag that was in the box was opened. Her Sh2,000 was missing.
She asked her grandson about the missing money, but he denied having any knowledge of where the money was.
Ms Chepng’etich recalled that the man insisted that he had not stolen the money and even volunteered to help her look for it in the bedroom, saying that it might have fallen somewhere.
The woman remembered her angry grandson asking her to get inside the bedroom so that they could look for the money together. However, the agitated young man immediately turned against her.
By, Maxmiller Kerubo