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Missing Eldoret lawyer’s office broken into, family claims

By GERALD BWISA January 18th, 2017 2 min read

The family of missing Eldoret lawyer Simon Lilan has claimed that his office was broken into on Tuesday night by unknown people 10 days after he disappeared.

Mr John Talam, said that when he visited his brother’s office early morning, he found it had been broken into and some items stolen.

“I usually check the premise before going to his residence. That is when I noticed that the office door was partially open and a laptop and a printer were missing,” said Mr Talam.

According to Gilbert Kiprop, a night guard, two middle-aged men dressed in suits jumped over the fence and gained access to the premises.


“I only saw them leaving since I was in the other side of the compound and I believe they might have jumped over the fence to gain access,” claimed Mr Kiprop.

He added that prior to the break in, five unknown men were spotted at the premise.

However, a team of security personnel comprising the Directorate of Criminal Investigation Officer (DCIO), National Intelligence Service (NIS), and Kenya Police arrived at the scene following the development but dismissed claims of a break-in while confirming the search for Simon Lilan was still on.

“We received reports of the office break in but when we arrived we realized that there were no signs indicating that there was forced entry but all the same we are investigating the matter,” said Eldoret East Police boss Adamson Furaha.


Mr Lilan came into the limelight immediately after the death of Kanu era Politician Mark Too when he claimed that the politician was assassinated and external forces used to conceal the actual cause of his death.

He would later move to court and manage to get a temporary order stopping Mr Too’s burial before the Eldoret Law Courts overturned the ruling allowing the burial on January 9, 2017.

Ms Sally Lilan called on the government to aid in the searching of their kin.

“As a family we have no resources or capacity to trace our brother but the government does, we are asking the President Uhuru Kenyatta to help us find our brother,” she said.