Two suspects have been arrested in Homa Bay while heading to Kericho in what detectives believe was a mission to commit murder.
The two who were arrested on Saturday are also linked to gang rape and robbery with violence incidents reported in Homabay County in the last month.
"The duo were arrested while headed to Kericho County, where they are believed to have been hired to commit murder and other atrocities," the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said.
Rape incidences in Homa Bay
Philip Omollo and Dan Kuma are suspected to be part of a gang of seven that broke into a homestead in Lala village, Arujo location in Homa Bay County and gang-raped a woman before escaping with household goods of an unknown value.
In the incident that occurred on May 10, 2023, the gang which claimed to have been sent to eliminate the family then turned to the man of the house and hit him on the head with a blunt object leaving him unconscious.
Luckily, the man survived the attack.
"In a related incident, the gang operating in a similar manner had on the night of April 23 and 24 raided five homes at Cinema Market in Gem where they gang-raped a woman before making away with household goods including TV sets, gas cookers, mobile phones among other electronic goods," DCI added.
The suspects are currently in custody being grilled by detectives in relation to the reported incidents before being arraigned in court.