Four night guards murdered in cold blood, bodies dumped behind shops in Siaya

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 23 Aug, 2021 12:09 | < 1 min read
PHOTO used for illustration purposes. Two National Police Reservist NPR, are accused of shooting and killing a 39-year-old man for resisting arrest.

Residents of Siranga trading center in Ugenya sub-county are in shock after the bodies of four night guards were found murdered by suspected thugs in the morning of Monday, August 23.

The four night guards who have been identified as Patrick Ondoo, Bernard Odhiambo Orindo, Ochieng Radido and George Agara were murdered in cold blood and their bodies dumped behind the respective shops that they have been guarding.

The bodies of three night guards were dumped behind the shops while the fourth victim was murdered and his body stuffed in a culvert near Siranga Police Post.

"I got a call in the morning that my watchman had been killed last night and I rushed to the scene only to find his body dumped behind the shop," Daniel Owino Otieno alias Ja’Aboke told K24 Digital.

The residents who were angered by the incident blamed police for the unfortunate incident, arguing that there is no way such gruesome murders could be executed when Siranga Police Post is just less than 100 meters to the trading center.

They complained that insecurity has tremendously increased not only at Siranga trading center but also in other areas in the sub-county including Yenga and Bar-Awendo trading centers but nothing was being done about it.

The Chief of Ukwala location Michael Osodo confirmed the ill-fated incident, noting that two shops were also broken into and property whose value is yet to be established stolen during the last night incident.

"The investigations have been launched into the matter, and I equally wondered how all that could have happened without the knowledge of the police officers at Siranga Police post which is just about 100 meters from the trading center," said Mr. Osodo

The bodies have been moved to Ukwala sub-county hospital mortuary to await postmortem.