Police officers in Uasin Gishu County are pursuing man who allegedly murdered his supervisor while cooking lunch for her children at Kamoiywo village, Soy Sub – County.
Confirming the incident, Eldoret West Police boss Shadrack Bittok said Felix Kipkogey Kibet, 30, suspected to be from Keiyo North , allegedly hit Jane Jepkorir Limo,54, on the head several times using a hammer at around 1pm last Saturday killing her instantly.
Bittok said the criminal who committed the heinous act will be pursued and brought to book in whatever the circumstance.
After committing the offence, the suspect then went ahead and locked lifeless body of the deceased inside the kitchen next to the traditional jiko where she was preparing lunch.
Her nine year old son who is a pupil at Kapmoiywo primary school said he meet Kibet at the gate as he was going for lunch, but the suspect gave him sh50 and told him to go and have lunch at the shopping center for the mother had gone to market.
“When I came from school for lunch I met him at the gate he gave me the money, saying mum had given him the same for me use it for lunch, so I went back to school,” said the minor.
When the children came back in the evening, they were shocked to find the home without their mother and their kitchen padlocked, which they said was not normal for whenever their mother was not around she would notify them.
“But on checking in the rest of the houses they found that somebody had tampered with the arrangements in the houses and on checking further at the kitchen they saw the lifeless body of their mother inside the kitchen,” the police boss said.
They screamed and members of the public rushed to the scene. The matter was reported to the police who came over and moved the body to the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital Mortuary, awaiting post mortem.
The farm owner Brigadier (Rtd) Said Kipng’etich Faraj told KNA that the suspect committed the offence after working with the deceased for only five days.
He wondered what made such seemingly hardworking man, did a lot in the few days he worked in the farm, commit such a heinous act.
Faraj described the deceased as a hardworking and trusted woman whom he had worked with for more than two decades, without any form of mistrust.
By Rono Robinson