Former Kakamega District Commissioner Paul Yatich

‘If I had gun I would have taken the law in my hands to shoot this suspect’Friend to former Kakamega District Commissioner pens as she is laid to rest

Esther Kemei a court witness in the gruesome murder of Loise,slain wife of former Kakamega District Commissioner Paul Yatich.

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She further testified that she decided to go and see what may have happened to her neighbour and friend who had been missing for three days since October 13.

“I stood at the gate and felt worried when a sinister- looking male house servant known as Boniface Kiptoo appeared from the farm and headed directly to me…I asked where is Madam as I retreated back” She said.

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Loise’s lifeless body was found murdered inside her house at Kiplombe Estate in Eldoret, Uasin-Gishu County on October 16.

Kemei said the youthful man hurriedly answered to her that her boss is away attending a seminar in Nairobi.Adding that

“While I couldn’t wait to inquire more as he made scary steps towards me, instead I ran away faster to the nearby Airstrip Administration (AP) camp, located a kilometre away” she said.


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She further said she feared for her life when Kiptoo followed her to the AP camp where she reported the incident and asked the officers to inquire from him what he was up to, but he appeared mum.

“One officer asked him about the milk he used to supply him but he answered a swamp of bees attacked and so could not manage to milk the cows” she said.

The prime witness said she then notified police who rushed in opened the house and found the mutilated lifeless body of Loise lying on the floor.

“What a brutal killing to someone I loved and always treated me like her daughter, if I had gun I would have taken the law in my hands to shoot this suspect Kiptoo, but I thank the police for arresting him, now I want justice done fairly in court to prosecute him” Kemei said.

She was backed by the family members Samson Yatich, brother to the husband Paul and Sophia Yego sister to the deceased who demanded for justice.

“You will know Loise was such a brave woman. How can three men team us to attack one lady with sharp objects?” Yatich said.


Yego said she lacked words on how her sister was slit to death. “We only leave everything to God I know all shall be well” she said.

Kiptoo, prime suspect was arrested on October 27 at Umoja Estate in Nakuru and appeared before Eldoret Chief Magistrate Charles Obulutsa for murder and robbery with violence.

He was charged alongside two other suspects with robbery with violence and handling stolen property valued at more than Sh400, 000 belonging to the deceased.

Other two suspects are Laban Cheruiyot and Simon Lumile who were arrested in Kabiyet, Nandi County while in possession of a vehicle belonging to the victim.

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Eldoret Chief Magistrate Charles Obulutsa directed the suspects be detained at Eldoret West Police station until 30th October after the prosecution requested for 14 more days to complete investigations.

Among the stone items were motor vehicle make Toyota KAU 610K, a table, a mattress, a blanket, a gas cylinder, a TV Set, Equity Bank ATM, Boresha Sacco ATM and driving license.

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