Assailants rape, kill elderly woman and her niece
65-year-old woman and her 13-year-old niece were raped and murdered at Kongoni location in Kakamega County.
Beatrice Obware, a daughter of the deceased, said the bodies of her mother Jerusa Obware and her cousin Melvyn Ndidi were discovered by a farmhand who had woken up to milk the cows on Monday morning.
She narrated that the farmhand become concerned after he found the doors open at about 6am yet there was nobody outside.
“He tried to call but there was no response and so he decided to enter the house and was shocked to find the two bodies lying on the bed,” explained Beatrice, adding that Melvyn was a standard six pupil.
She said the farmhand rushed to wake her brother who later informed other family members. The incident happened on Sunday night.
Beatrice explained that the assailants might have entered and hid inside the house earlier without the victims’ knowledge as the steel doors were intact.
A security team led by Lugari Sub County Police Commander Patrick Maundu and his Likuyani counterpart Boniface Lisiolo and the sub county criminal investigation officer Kennedy Limela visited the scene.
Maundu said preliminary investigations indicate that the two were raped before being strangled to death.
The Sub County police boss said the bodies had no visible injuries but their private parts looked disturbed.
He added that the motive behind that heinous act is yet to be established and appealed for calmness as they continue with the investigation.
The bodies were taken to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary in Eldoret for postmortem.