A man allegedly murdered his brother over a land dispute at Kamwimbi sub location in Tharaka-Nithi county.
According to The Star Police are now searching for Lucas Muchiri who struck 23-year-old Charles Mugendi with a panga on the neck on Sunday.
Local area chief Ireri Kicheru said the two had been having quarrels and that Muchiri, 33, fled shortly after the incident.
"We are investigating the matter and interviewing those who knew the deceased from an early age," said county police boss Johnston Ipara.
Ipara urged residents to solve disputes amicably.
"Citizens should report cases to authorities instead of resorting to murder. Many breadwinners have died this way," he said.
Mugendi's body was taken to Chuka General Hospital mortuary.