Suspected thief, wife killed and bodies dismembered in Vihiga


Suspected thief, wife killed and bodies dismembered in Vihiga
Police officers carry away the bodies of a couple that was found killed in Vihiga on February 17, 2020. PHOTO | CITIZEN DIGITAL

In Summary

  • The dismembered bodies of 27-year-old Nelson Kehenji and Sheilah Makungu, 24, were discovered early Monday morning at their home by Nelson’s father, Chales Ombima, who lives nearby.
  • According to Mr. Ombima, his son’s body was outside the house while the wife’s was inside; he added that the couple's four goats had also been butchered and their 8 chicken stolen.

A suspected thief and his wife were on Monday found dead and their bodies cut into pieces in Itenji village, Vihiga County.

The dismembered bodies of 27-year-old Nelson Kehenji and Sheilah Makungu, 24, were discovered early Monday morning at their home by Nelson’s father, Chales Ombima, who lives nearby.

According to Mr. Ombima, his son’s body was outside the house while the wife’s was inside; he added that the couple’s four goats had also been butchered and their 8 chicken stolen.

“I was passing by on my way to work when I found my son’s body outside the house, he had been killed. On entering the house, I discovered his wife’s naked body,” he told Citizen Digital.

Confirming the incident, Vihiga sub-county Deputy OCPD Zachariah Wafula said investigations into the incident have since began.

Mr. Wafula however alleged that Mr. Kehenji was one of the area’s most notorious thieves.

“I cannot say what exactly transpired here but I suspect it is as a result of revenge. We’re appealing to the criminals who did this to come out before things get uncomfortable for them,” he said.

“We’re also appealing to the villagers not take the law into their own hands…they should inform us in case of anything.”

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