Man found dead in Kisumu church

The body of a 37-year-old man was found in a church in Nyalenda, Kisumu County, on January 24, 2019. FILE PHOTO

A 37-year-old man was found dead in a church in Nyalenda, Kisumu County, on Friday.

Worshippers of the Kachok Seventh-Day Adventist Church found Collins Otieno’s body lying in church at around 11:30am.

The church caretaker Lazarus Odhiambo told Nation the man had gone to clean the church at around 8:30am in preparation for Saturday service.


Otieno, who claimed he was tired, is said to have excused himself from the rest of the team that cleaned the church.   

“He usually leads the rest in cleaning (the church), but today (Friday) he told us that he needed to rest and asked for porridge which he took before he slept,” said Mr Odhiambo.

He added: “Another member of the church who was inquiring about tomorrow’s (Saturday’s) service realised that Mr Otieno was lying on the church floor.”


Mr Charles Obiero, Otieno’s uncle, said the body was moved to Kisumu County Hospital mortuary.

“It is unfortunate we have lost him. I had spoken to him in the morning as he was leaving for church and he looked quite okay, we even cracked a joke and laughed,” said Mr Obiero.

Kisumu County Police Commander Ranson Lolmodon told Nation that no report about the death had been reported to the police by 3pm.