Leaders call for speedy probe into 'barbaric' Busia murders

From left: Joseph Opondo, Roselyne Aduol and Boniface Aduol in Masebule village, Busia where six people were lynched on Friday night. Their kin Johanes Okoth was shot dead on November 1. PHOTO | ISAAC WALE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The victims include Phillip Kwach , William Omondi (Sisqo), Evans Onyango Ochieng (Toto), Richard Odero (Nick), David Okeyo (Ouma) and Elvis Odoyo Otieno popularly known as Chief.
  • The six, said to have been among a group of 10 men from Kisumu hired as “bouncers”, had turned up at the funeral of Mr Johanes Okoth, who was shot dead two weeks ago by unknown assailants.
  • An angry mob of boda-boda riders is said to have pounced on the six “suspicious” mourners, who were dressed in black, when they failed to identify themselves, with locals saying they were not known in the area.

Local leaders have condemned the macabre killings of six Kisumu “bouncers” at a funeral in Busia in a case of mistaken identity.

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