Location Chief murdered, body buried in maize plantation

By , K24 Digital
On Sat, 28 Aug, 2021 13:55 | < 1 min read
Scene where Kipsang Arap Sirwo's body was buried. PHOTO/COURTESY

Residents of Chebyuk location in Mt. Elgon Constituency, Bungoma county were this morning shocked to find the body of Area Chief Kipsang Arap Sirwo buried in a shallow grave in a maize farm.

Kipsang's is said to have gone missing on Sunday last week before he was found murdered in the morning, following a serious search.

His brother who is also Mt. Elgon Kenya National Union of Teachers KNUT Executive Secretary Stephen Chemonges said the family is still in pain and agony for losing a hard-working administrator.

Chemonges revealed that the body of his brother had serious injuries an indicator that he was brutalized before being buried.

"He was hit on the head, his neck was twisted, legs and ribs broken. It is very unfortunate that our kin died a very painful death," Chemonges said.

He further revealed that Kipsang' had received some death threats from people who engage in buying and selling illicit brew in the area.

"My brother was threatened by illicit brew traders in a place called Nairobi and true to their threats, they murdered and buried him in a shallow grave, he died fighting against destructive illicit brew," he added.

The teachers' rights defender said that some suspects have been identified and their names forwarded to the security agencies for further action.

He called on the government to expedite investigations so that the suspects are arrested and charged.

"Our clansmen are very bitter, the tension is rising and we are therefore asking the security agencies to act swiftly. People behind this heinous act should be dealt with accordingly," he said.

The body of the chief has been taken to Life Cere Hospital Bungoma morgue for autopsy while police officers carry on with investigations.

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