Four arrested over murder of six bouncers in Busia


In Summary

  • According to Busia County Commissioner Jacob Narengo, the four – one woman and three men– are aiding police in investigations likely to lead to the arrest of more suspects involved with the murders.
  • They will then later be arraigned in court.

Police officers in Busia County are presently holding four suspects in connection with the brutal murder of six bouncers in Masebula village.

According to Busia County Commissioner Jacob Narengo, the four – one woman and three men– are aiding police in investigations likely to lead to the arrest of more suspects involved with the murders.

They will then later be arraigned in court.

Mr. Narengo also urged area residents to provide the police with information regarding the incident, further imploring them to remain vigilant and report any suspicious characters seen around the village.

The six bouncers – William Omondi, Elvis Odoyo, Evans Onyango, Richard Oduor, David Okeyo, and Philip Kwach – were murdered in cold blood during the funeral of Johannes Okoth, a local trader in Masebula village, on Friday.

They were among seven reportedly hired to provide security during the funeral, only for locals to turn on them and lynch them on suspicion of murdering Mr. Okoth.

This was after it allegedly became unclear who they were and on whose invite they were securing the coffin.

A family member of the deceased previously told The Standard that the six claimed to have been hired by the late Mr. Okoth’s second wife but she denied it upon inquiry.

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