Detectives drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have cornered a suspected hit-man believed to have been hired by a woman to kill her husband.
The man identified as Peter Omayo Oncharo was nabbed in Keumbu’s Omonono village in Nyamira County.
This was after the body of Edgar Kibet Koech was traced to Rift Valley Hospital Mortuary after going missing for seven days.
Sleuths believed Koech’s wife Naomi Chemutai is the prime suspect in the murder after finding crucial leads linking her to Mr Omayo.
While Omayo had stopped using an Airtel line he had been communicating with Ms Chemutai from, the two still talked even after the murder.
Police have confiscated the suspects’ phones to help unravel the mystery behind Koech’s disappearance and eventual death.
FOLLOWING the Murder of Edgar Kibet KOECH; a foreman working with Nakuru Municipality whose body was on 14th October, 2019 found at R/Valley Hospital Mortuary after missing for 7 days, #DCI CIB Detectives yesterday arrested one prime suspect; Peter Omayo ONCHARO at Omonono in… pic.twitter.com/VgSu4jw0Ot
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) December 2, 2019
Koech was a foreman attached to Nakuru Municipality before he was brutally murdered.
His wife Chemutai was initially charged with the murder of her husband but released on bond.
Omayo has also been charged with murder even as detectives work to avail evidence linking him directly with the crime.