OCS, two others in custody after Siaya scribe found dead

Friday, November 22nd, 2019 00:30 |
The Star journalist Eric Oloo.

 By Eric Juma

Police in Siaya yesterday arrested Ugunja Police Station Deputy OCS Sabina Kerubo, her lover and two other suspects following the death of The Star journalist Eric Oloo.

The body of 41-year old Oloo was found dead inside Kerubo’s house in Ugunja Town with head injuries. The two, according to friends and relatives had been co-habiting since February last year after the deceased separated from his wife. 

Ugunja Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss Andrew Ochengo said preliminary investigations had linked Victor Omondi, a caterer, and his brother to the brutal attack. 

The attack, according to detectives, could have been as a result of a love triangle.

Omondi, his brother and the house help Joyce Awuor, 38,  are all in custody. Ochengo said Omondi is suspected to have also been having an affair with the deputy OCS. He had gone to the house to prepare some food when a fight ensued between him and the deceased. Omondi allegedly hacked Oloo in the head using a panga.

 Reports said the OCS had worked in Ugunja for long and was staying about 100 metres from the police station. After the attack, the three were later found in a chang’aa den at Uhor Village, seven hours after the body was discovered in her house. 

The house help, Omondi and his brother were involved in a fight with the deceased on Wednesday night at around 8pm. Kerubo then ordered them to leave the house as she remained behind, in the house. 

Around midnight, the three men came back and there was another fight in the house.

The journalist has a house in Siaya town while the officer resides at the Ugunja Shopping Centre, about 100 metres from the police station.

Called landlord

Ugunja police boss Ibrahim Muchuma said Kerubo never reported to her colleagues about the killing, instead asked her landlord to help her ferry  the body to the mortuary. 

“We received information from the landlord about the killing. The officer and three other suspects have been arrested,” the OCPD said. 

The landlord, Moses Ochieng, said he was approached yesterday morning by Kerubo  who informed him that her husband was critically sick, suffering from diabetes and blood pressure, and that she needed to take him to the hospital. 

However, when the landlord went, he found that Oloo was already dead, with Kerubo wiping the body, which was wrapped in a blood stained bed sheet. 

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