A village in Kakamega County is in shock after a man attacked his 89-year-old grandmother and set her house on fire.The woman, identified as Floice Lisero perished in the fire which razed down her home in Eshitimba Village, Khusiku sub-location, Khwisero sub-county on Monday night.

The suspect, aged 40, is reported to have attacked his grandmother after she declined his request for money.When she didn’t give him the money, he got infuriated and cut down banana plants and destroyed other crops in the compound before neighbours intervened and locked him in his house.The man is suspected to have been abusing drugs, which drove him to behave violently.

Khwisero sub-county police commander Samuel Kogo said the suspect, was rescued by police officers after villagers tried to lynch him at Ebukambuli market, as his fled from the village.“We will have to take him to be examined by a psychiatrist to confirm his state of mind before preferring any charges,” said Mr Kogo.Read: Did Nanyuki man burn to death minor after defiling her? | NationThe police boss blamed family members for failing to protect the elderly woman who was living with her violent grandson.He said preliminary investigations indicated that the suspect had been abusing drugs.Ms Mary Okiso, 70, the first-born daughter of the deceased said that the suspect had attacked her mother after he approached her for money.She said the suspect thought her grandmother, who is a beneficiary of the Cash transfer programme, had received some money after the village elder visited her home and informed her that the government had released the money to be paid to elderly.

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