Police officers in Uasin Gishu County are holding a 34-year-old man who is suspected of murdering his own wife and mother in Tugen, Moiben on Friday morning.

Kiprotich Biwott is said to have gone on the rampage setting his wife ablaze before turning on his mother.

A neighbor who heard the commotion and came to her rescue was assaulted in the process.

Irate residents of Tugen turned on Kiprotich and bid him up, but police officers were just in time to save him from death at the hands of the mob.

Residents suspects that Biwott's actions were likely by his drug addiction which is common knowledge among neighbors.

The 34-year-old is now in police custody as investigators seek answers to his actions.

Residents have urged the government to deal with the drug and substance abuse problem that is slowly gaining moment in the village.