- Dr Michael Amolo had been in critical condition following the attack by his rebellious son two weeks ago.
- He was also the husband of the late Monica Amolo, who was the acting chairman of ODM in Homa Bay County.
- Before embarking on private practice, Dr Amolo was a Nyanza provincial medical officer.
- DJ allegedly stabbed his father 18 times after he demanded to know why he had skipped his exams.
A medical doctor from Homa Bay County died at the hospital where he was receiving treatment after he was stabbed over 18 times by his 25-year-old son.
Dr Michael Amolo, who until his death was a paediatrician at Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu, died on Monday at The Mater Hospital in Nairobi where he had been listed in critical condition following the attack by his rebellious son two weeks ago.
Before embarking on private practice, Dr Amolo was a Nyanza provincial medical officer.
He was also the husband of the late Monica Amolo, who was the acting chairman of ODM in Homa Bay County.
Mrs Amolo died in a grisly road accident alongside four other passengers while on the campaign trail in Homa Bay in February 2015.
VILLAGE IN MOURNING
Tension gripped Thuon Gweno Village in Ndhiwa, Homa Bay County, as residents received the sad news of the doctor's death on Tuesday.
On the fateful day, his son – Dad Junior (DJ), as he is fondly referred to by family members – allegedly stabbed his father 18 times after he demanded to know why he had skipped his exams.
DJ was a student at the Kenya School of Flying at Wilson Airport in Nairobi.
Sources indicated that during a breakfast meeting on April 24, 2016, Dr Amolo, after failing to get a response from his son, walked away towards the backyard but was later followed by DJ, who grabbed him from behind.
The son then reportedly stabbed his father several times using a kitchen knife before attempting to turn it on his elder sister, who ran away and locked herself in a room.
He was later disarmed and handed over to officers from the Lang’ata Police Station.
“It is indeed a tragic affair but I [appeal to the] villagers to restrain themselves as we wait for the law to take its course,” said Ndhiwa OCPD Nixon Makokha after news of the death reached the village.
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