Detectives probe murder of NYS official Andrew Wandera who was brutally killed in Eldoret


Detectives probe murder of NYS official Andrew Wandera who was brutally killed in Eldoret
Andrew Wandera, a National Youth Service (NYS) procurement manager, killed in Eldoret. PHOTO| COURTESY

Detectives in Eldoret are probing the gruesome murder of Andrew Wandera, a National Youth Service (NYS) procurement manager, who is suspected to have been killed by people known to him in his house.

53-year-old Wandera, whose body was discovered in his house at the NYS turbo field unit, was tortured and strangled to death in what police say bears the hallmarks of a deal gone wrong.

The family, which lives in Gilgil, Nakuru County, is now pointing an accusing finger at certain colleagues who they claim Wandera had complained about.

The deceased is reported to have gone silent on Tuesday night.

“He wakes up every morning without fail and sends messages to the family WhatsApp group. He didn’t do that on Wednesday, and yet the last time was Tuesday 7pm,” said his daughter.

His phone was also not going through. Another anomaly, according to the family, is the fact that no one from the service called, yet they always do when his phone is off.

This prompted the family on Friday to send search parties to his place of work and it is there that they found his body in his house within the turbo field unit compound.

A post mortem examination on the body of the father of five indicated that he died as a result of ligature strangulation, meaning his killers used a rope to strangle him.

Detectives probing the murder are exploring leads to establish who tortured Wandera and what they wanted from him.

Several officials at the turbo unit are expected to be interrogated, given that it is a place under tight security with little or no chance of infiltration.

Wandera worked at the NYS training school in Gilgil, Nakuru County before being posted at Turbo in 2019.

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