Six people butchered in a ritualistic fashion in Kakamega

Cases of murder have been on the rise in the recent past, with the most fresh one in Kenyans’ minds being the brutal murder of Moi University Student Ivy Wangeci.

These murders are making Kenyans to start leaving in fear.

Matungu sub-county, Kakamega County residents are fearing for their lives following series of gang attacks in the last one month that have left six people butchered in a ritualistic fashion.

According to one of the leading local dailies, all the six who were killed by the gangs had their tongues, genitals and eyes removed.

In some cases, nothing was stolen from the victims.John Osieko, a Nyumba Kumi official, said the attacks were most likely executed by a gang calling itself 42 Brothers.

Residents of Butere, Khwisero and Emuhaya sub-counties are now living in fear.

Six night guards were last month killed in Emuhaya. In Khwisero, four other night guards were killed.

Butere has seen more than 14 people killed between September last year and January this year.

“A Form Three student of St Joseph’s Namberekeya Secondary School was killed in cold blood and his body dumped in a culvert on the Mumias – Busia road last Sunday. So far, no suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder,” said Mr Osieko.

Last week, two people were killed in separate incidents on the nights of Tuesday and Wednesday.

Osieko said Mohammed Chikombe was a night guard at Campsite Resort and his mutilated body found on Tuesday.

He said beer worth at least Sh59,000 was also stolen.He said the body of the other middle-aged man was found dumped in a culvert near River Nzoia, with his tongue and genitals missing and eyes gouged.

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