Two suspects arrested for allegedly strangling their employer to death in Homa Bay

Two suspects arrested for allegedly strangling their employer to death in Homa Bay

Police have arrested two men in relation to the murder of their boss in Kanyanjwa village, within Gem West Location, Rangwe constituency, Homa Bay County.

This was after the 45-year-old widow, identified as Sarah Achieng’ was on Thursday June 6, 2024 found lying lifeless in her house.

The two men are suspected of being involved in the murder of their boss, Sarah who had employed them as shopkeepers and operators of a posho mill.

Confirming the incident, Kanyanjwa Sub Location Assistant Chief Kennedy Onyango said Achieng seemed to have suffered fatal injuries from blunt object. Her body had a visible deep cut on the head.

“There were blood stains on different surfaces of her house. The woman was attacked before being killed,” Onyango said.

Police apprehended the suspects on Sunday evening after doing thorough investigations.

According to the assistant chief, the two suspects had disappeared immediately after the incident.

Her body was discovered on Friday when residents visited her house to purchase household items. They suspected something was wrong when they found no one there to serve them.

Neighbors became suspicious upon noticing blood stains near the door.

In addition, Onyango mentioned that some neighbors reported hearing a commotion from the woman’s house before her death.

“The people who went to the house to buy items came and alerted others over the death. More residents went to the house and found the body lying in a pool of blood,” he added.

According to Rangwe Police Commander Magdalene Chebet, the woman died due to strangulation and assault.

“There are signs that the woman strangulated. Her head also had some cuts to show that she was slashed,” Chebet said.

Chebet added that the two suspects are being held at Rangwe police station as police continue with investigations.

“We want to know where the two men were when their employer was being killed. The suspects will as well tell us why they ran away after the incident yet they were supposed to report to their work,” Chebet stated.

The deceased’s body was removed to Homa Bay County Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary.

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