Suspect lynched, relatives’ houses torched after murder of academy director


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In Summary

  • One suspect was on Saturday lynched by an irate mob following the murder of an institution head in Osogo area, Uriri sub-county.
  • Kobwolo Academy Director Arthur Arwa was murdered on the night of April 2 by unknown assailants and his body dumped in the school where it was discovered by pupils reporting for their studies the following morning.
  • The bodaboda operators who were acting on a tip off also torched four houses belonging to the suspects and their families.

One suspect was on Saturday lynched by an irate mob following the murder of an institution head at Osogo area in Uriri, Migori County.

Kobwolo Academy Director Arthur Arwa was murdered on the night of April 2 by unknown assailants and his body dumped in the school where it was discovered by pupils reporting for their studies the following morning.

West Kanyamkago location Chief Julius Ojwang said the suspect, identified as Odoyo Odera, was lynched while an alleged accomplice escaped narrowly on a motorcycle reportedly owned by the deceased academy director.

According to Mr. Ojwang, bodaboda operators who were acting on a tip off also torched four houses belonging to the families of the suspects.

“The bodaboda operators took the law into their own hands by burning down houses owned by the suspects and their friends and relatives whom they claim were also involved in the director’s murder,” said Mr. Ojwang.

Speaking to Radio Ramogi, Uriri sub-county Deputy County Commissioner Wilson Kimaiyo appealed to the bodaboda operators not to kill any more suspects and instead hand them over to the police to assist in their investigations.

Mr. Kimaiyo said the police are currently working on some leads and will see to it that all suspects linked to the brutal murder of the institution head are arrested and charged in court.

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