Police are looking for a gardener suspected to have killed the founder of the Leadership Institute of Kenya (LIKA) Dr Gershon Kimeu Mwiti in Nairobi.
The body of Dr Mwiti, 81 was discovered in his garden moments after the gardener had said they had disagreed over his pay on Saturday, January 14 afternoon.
Police said the lifeless body was discovered in a pool of blood in his garden in the Thigiri Ridge area, Nairobi with a deep cut on the back of his head.
The deceased was with the gardener while his wife identified as Dr Gladys Mwiti was busy in their kitchen preparing lunch.
Prior to his death, he was consulting with the Transition Authority on transformative leadership in the newly created Counties of Kenya.
He was the chairman of the Ambassador Francis K Muthaura Foundation.
According to the wife, she tried to call the slain husband to inform him lunch was ready but there was no response on his mobile phone.
Moments later, the gardener called the woman and informed her to talk to the husband since they were not agreeing on something that he did not disclose.
But the woman told him to solve their issues.
About 20 minutes later and after making more calls with no response, the woman told police she decided to walk to the garden to establish what the problem was.
She found the lifeless body of her husband on the ground with blood oozing from the back of his head.
She told police the gardener identified as Bernard Komu was nowhere to be seen and his mobile phones had been switched off.
It was then that she raised alarm and called her son for help. Police were called to the scene and declared the old man was dead.
He had bled to death due to head injuries.
The hunt on the gardener is ongoing, police said.