Eldoret University Murder Suspect Detained For Six More Days

Eldoret Court has ruled that the key suspect in the death of a University of Eldoret (UOE) student three weeks ago would be detained for six days pending completion of the investigations.

Kenneth Kibet, a third-year UOE student who appeared before Senior Principal Magistrate Richard Otenyo, was apprehended on the scene of the crime on May 1 by a squad of police officers from the directorate of criminal investigations.

Kibet is accused of murdering his fiancée Sheila Jemutai before trying suicide over a love triangle, according to the police.

According to court records, the suspect was transported to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital and was treated before being released three days ago.

He is claimed to have committed the horrible deed with a kitchen knife inside the deceased’s rental residence in the Sogomo trade center, which is next to the university.

The incident is believed to have occurred on May 1, 2023, when the suspect paid a visit to the deceased.

In his affidavit, Investigating Officer Edward Ndemo requested that the court grant them 14 days to allow detectives assigned to the DCI to conduct a thorough investigation into the murder.

The magistrate directed that the suspect be detained at Eldoret central police station cells following prayers filed by police.

He directed the police to present the suspect in court on May 30 for further direction.