A 54-year-old woman was on Monday afternoon hacked to death by her son at Atinga village in Seme Sub-county, Kisumu County.
According to area chief George Ochieng Ajuoga, the woman was hacked using an axe by her 39-year-old son following a domestic dispute.
The woman died on the spot.
Chief Ajuoga said a niece to the suspect who heard the commotion also ran for her dear life after the man threatened to attack her.
The suspect identified as Michael Odhiambo Olenyo fled on foot after the heinous act and is being pursued by police.
The chief also pointed out that the suspect was under influence of alcohol when he started arguing with his mother before ending her life.