Bungoma County Commissioner Samuel Kimiti confirms that they have managed to arrest four suspects who allegedly murdered a Chief in Mt.Elgon.
The National Government Administration Officer (NGAO) Kipsang Sirwo was allegedly killed by drunk youths who later buried his body in a shallow grave.
“Detectives From the directorate of criminal investigations have nabbed the alleged killers and they are currently in police custody,” confirmed Kimiti.
He said that the officers are interrogating the suspects who will later be arraigned in court after investigations.
They are accused of killing the Ngao officer who was discharging his duties.
Kipsang who is the Chepyuk location Chief was found murdered and his body buried in a shallow grave in a Maize plantation 400 metres from his house.
The farm is near St.Johns secondary school and the incident took place on Friday last week.
Residents who talked to this writer revealed that the deceased was a fearless and no-nonsense administrator who loved perfection.
His family reported his missing last Sunday and the body found the same evening buried in a maize plantation where the remains was taken to Lifecare hospital mortuary in Bungoma town.
Kimiti said that the officers will leave no stone unturned until all the chief’s killers are brought to book.
The locals also burnt several houses that were around the place where his body was found.
The death of the 57-year-old administrator has rekindled the bad memories of the dreaded Sabaot Land Defence Forces (SLDF) militia which terrorised Mt Elgon residents between 2006 and 2008.
The self-styled militia group leader Wycliffe Matakwei was killed by the military in an operation dubbed ‘Okoa Maisha’.
Those apprehended include two men and two women believed to be the main Masterminds of the killer gang.
“I would like to send my heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased and the government for having lost such a dedicated official who served the community with diligence,” he said.
He called on residents to volunteer more information that will help in arresting more culprits.