A secondary school student was found murdered and body dumped in a bush in Karabach, Kodera South location, Homabay County.
The body of Gilbert Ogolla , 17, a form two student at Mititi mixed secondary school was found Tuesday at around 10.30am a few metres from Mititi mobile phone booster, and the motorcycle he was riding is still missing.
The student who disappeared on Sunday evening had deep cuts on his neck and the hands were tied with a rope in what residents have described as most foul murder for a student they knew well and had no criminal records.
Wednesday morning, details emerging indicate the student might have been killed by people who hired him to ferry them on a motorbike, but turned out to be robbers targeting the motorcycle.
Area Assistant County Commissioner Henry Kerea, confirming the incident to KNA said reports from the ground indicate the student had taken his father home on the motorbike at 6 pm on Sunday, before going out to pick another person who has not been identified.
He however wondered how a student is allowed to operate Boda boda business, and yet he is in school.
He called for speedy police investigation to apprehend the people behind the bizarre murder.
The ACC wondered how the student disappeared on Sunday with a motorcycle, but no report was made until the body was discovered in a thicket on Monday.
Residents have also called for thorough investigation in the murder, which they suspect the culprits could be among the riders themselves, as the motorcycle had changed hands in the course of the day, in what they termed as a chain of riders before the incident happened.
They said the student was not the regular rider of the motorcycle, but was given a ‘squad’, (a term used in boda boda and Matatu industry to mean not regular driver, but working on behalf of the official one to earn some cash) by another rider who was also given a squad by the official rider, who does regular operations.
Source: Kenya News Agency