Missing Kitengela Boy Found Dead

Written By John Mutiso  📝

A family and Kitengala residents are mourning the death of a Class Five pupil at Sathya-sai School whose lifeless body was discovered in an abandoned house three days after he vanished from his home.

Emanuel Kibet Kipkemboi, 11, of Jamii Bora estate, was reported missing on Saturday, March 26 after his family was unable to find him.

According to neighbours and friends who spoke to the Nation, his body was found in a pool of blood by residents who were looking for him in a deserted three-bedroom house a few metres from his parents’ home. 

The neighbours also noticed bloodstains leading the house before they happened upon the murder scene. Police found a chisel and a hummer nearby.

“I saw the mutilated body. The perpetrators must have had enough time to commit the crime and cover their backs. Nobody heard any distress call since the time the boy went missing,” a neighbour told the daily. 

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According to a postmortem conducted on Thursday, March 31, at Shalom Hospital in Athi River, young Kipkemboi died from multiple stabs in the head.

The report showed that the second-born child in a family of two children had 17 stabs in the head and neck. 

Isinya sub-county Police Commander Ancent Kaloki said preliminary investigations point to a possible family feud as per the leads they are following to unravel the murder. 

“We suspect the person who lured the boy to his murder was known to him. We have crucial leads we are following to unravel the murder,” he said.

The family said they are now living in fear.

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“This is a cold-blood murder. We wonder who could have wanted an innocent boy dead,” said George Kipsang, the boy’s uncle, who spoke on behalf of the family. 

“Police should expedite the investigation and ensure justice for our loved one,” he added. 

The body is being preserved at the Shalom Community mortuary.

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