Kitengela Four: The body of Elijah Obuong who was buried last month has gone missing from his grave. The body of Elijah Obuong’, one of the now-famous Kitengela Four, was exhumed from his grave by unknown people on Wednesday, June 2. Obuong’ was buried on May 13 in Holo Village, Muhoroni Sub-County in Kisumu County.
Kisumu County Police Commander Samuel Anampiu confirmed the incident stating that a group of seven people dug the grave, retrieved his body and buried an empty coffin. They then filled the body with soil and fled the scene using a hearse.
“We are tracking down a close family member, whom we believe organised the illegal exhumation. “Our officers from Koru Police station are dealing with this matter that is still under investigation,” Anampiu said.
Some reports have also said that the victim’s mother led the exhumation party and wrapped the body in a polythene bag before speeding away. She exhumed the body after being denied permission to lay a concrete grave stone on the grave.
The body of Elijah Obuong, 35, was retrieved from Mathioya River in Murang’a County where it was stashed in a sack and dumped.
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Reports say that records indicate Obuong’s body was moved to Murang’a County Referral Hospital morgue on April 20. This was a day after he and three other men went missing in Kitengela, Kajiado County.
The four men are said to have arrived at Club Enkare in Kitengela in the afternoon. They ordered a few drinks and were last seen leaving the entertainment joint at around 3pm towards the facility’s parking bay, where they had left their vehicle; a white Toyota Mark X of registration plate KCQ 715C.
After the four went missing, police investigators visited the club where they found their vehicle still at the parking lot. Police insiders say that the vehicle never left the spot. Isinya police chief said the vehicle was towed to the Kitengela Police Station, where it would be subjected to forensic analysis. Investigators initially believe that the four were in transit from Nairobi when they decided to make a stop over at the club.