Shock in Eldoret as man hacks wife to death and burns her body

A middle aged man hacked his wife to death and burned her body after a domestic quarrel in Eldoret, before setting her body on fire.

Eldoret East OCPD John Owuor says the man has been arrested after the incident on Monday night.

Owuor said the suspect returned from the US last month, and had differences with his wife.

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Speaking to the media, a neighbour revealed this is not the first time they have been involved in a fight.

“There is a time I saw them fight on the road when the man started beating the woman to an extent of pulling out her hair. I even asked myself how this two would survive as a couple.”


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“He had cut her head off and her hands before he burned her body, it is a very sad thing.

Police say the man used a sharp panga to cut the woman all over her body after which dumped the body in a pit latrine within their compound.

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Senior KRA official found dead at his house in Eldoret

Police in Eldoret are investigating the death a senior KRA official who was found dead in a house at Kapsoya estate on Saturday.

The officer Francis Nyabuto was found dead in his bed after residents alerted police about heavy stench emanating from the house.


Eldoret East OCPD Richard Omanga said it appeared the officer died several days ago.


The body was found covered with a blanket and Omanga said the cause of death is yet to be established.


Nyabuto was an assistant regional commissioner with KRA based in Eldoret.


He lived alone in the house which had been locked from inside and police had to break the doors to gain entry.
-Mathews Ndanyi

Two year old child dies after falling into open septic tank in Eldoret

A two year old child died after falling into an open septic tank at Baringo Estate in Eldoret town.


Two others were saved before falling into the septic tank located in a field where the children were playing. The child who died was following up a ball which dropped into the tank.


Eldoret West OCPD Samwel Mutunga said the body of the child was removed by fire fighters and taken to a morgue in the town.
-Mathews Ndanyi

Abuses against children on the rise in North Rift counties – NGO

Cases of abuses against children are on the increase in the North Rift region.
Nick Omito from  the Center Against Torture (CAT) says many children are exposed to child labour and sexual abuses by people known to them.


Omito wants police in the region to arrest those reported to be mistreating children in the region.

Five year old girl defiled and killed in Eldoret

Police in Eldoret are searching for a man who defiled and killed a five year old girl at Fly over area in the town.

Eldoret west OCPD Samuel Mutunga says they are investigating the incident and CID officers are tracking the suspect who is a boda boda rider.

The suspect took the girl from a group of children who were playing and took her to a house where the girl was found dead.

Meanwhile, police are carrying a crackdown on defective vehicles which operate mostly at night causing increased accidents in the region.

Uasin Gishu County Commissioner Abdi Hassan says the defective vehicles, motorcycles other machinery will be impounded and banned from operating on the roads.
Hospitals in the region have recorded increased accidents caused by the defective vehicles and motorcycles.

-Mathews Ndanyi

Eldoret priest begs wife to return home after leaving over love text message

Pastor Douglas Mutua of the Global Ministries, Langas estate in Eldoret, surprised residents when he recorded a statement, pleading with the police to help him find his wife.

Margaret Mutua, his wife of 16 years and a mother of two, left a week ago after they argued over a text message from another man.

“She is my lovely wife and I need her back. I have forgiven her and she should forgive me. The family needs her and we are suffering”, Mutua said.

Pastor Douglas Mutua./MATHEWS NDANYI

Pastor Douglas Mutua./MATHEWS NDANYI


He did not give details of the text message but insisted that all he needs now is for his wife to come back to the family.

“We differed but we did not fight and after that she just disappeared from the house. Our child is suffering, please come back home because I love you”, he said.

He said he was ready to receive back his wife unconditionally.

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Varsity student commits suicide

A law student of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology committed suicide in Kericho town on Tuesday.

Kevin Kipkurui, 22, was found dangling from a rope in a kiosk near his home.

He reportedly went missing after breakfast.

Kericho police commander Rose Muchuma said Kipkurui’s reason for the suicide is unknown.

Muchuma said a suicide note was not found at the scene.

“Efforts to get his mobile phone for the police to check whom he last spoke to bore no fruits,” she said, adding that investigations are underway.

She said Kipkurui would have graduated this year.

His body was taken to Siloam hospital mortuary.


Yebei ‘spotted’ in outskirts of Eldoret town

The search for the missing ICC witness Meshack Yebei took a new twist when eyewitnesses said they have on several occasions spotted a man resembling Yebei in the outskirts of Eldoret town even after reports of his disappearance.

Boda boda riders in Kiplombe led Yebei’s family led by his brother Reverend Moses Kisoria to a semi-permanent house where he was said to have been seen as recently as Saturday last week.

“I saw him last Saturday. I have carried him on my motorcycle twice since you people reported that he had disappeared,” one of the riders said.

Neighbours however contradicted the allegations of the riders saying no one has been to the house since the family left for Christmas.

Yebei was allegedly abducted on December 27, 2014 from Turbo market North of Eldoret where he had gone to have his sick child treated.

A body initially believed to be that of Yebei’s was retrieved by police at River Yala bridge on January 5 this year bearing marks of barbaric torture – his ears were chopped off and his head had deep cut wounds.

A DNA test however established that the retrieved body was that of Hussein Yusuf.

Yusuf was buried on January 22 by family at the Eldoret Muslim cemetery.


Guard kills employer, rapes daughter in Eldoret

A security guard in Eldoret is in police custody suspected of killing his employer and raping the man’s daughter.

The guard had told police that he had been forced by an armed gang to slit his employer’s throat at West Indies estate.

He used a sharp object to attack the 49 year old trader and later attacked the man’s wife and daughter inside the house.

Police arrested the suspect at the scene of crime on Wednesday night.

High Court orders reopening of 500 pubs in Eldoret

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The High Court in Eldoret has ordered the County Government of Uasin Gishu to reopen more than 500 bars and alcohol shops in the town which had been shut down after 28 alcohol related deaths in the area.

The bar owners through Lawyer Angu Kitigen had sued the County arguing that it erred in closing down the businesses.

Justice Ngenye Kariuki ruled that there was no evidence to show that the bars were operating illegally or that the alcohol they sell was bad.