Probe Launched To Unravel Puzzling Abduction And Murder Of Four Friends

Kenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has quickly begun investigating the mysterious disappearance and gruesome murder of four men who went missing on April 19, 2021.

The Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai told journalists that he directed DCI to form a special team to look into the matter on Friday. The team is expected to submit its report within one month.

“This morning, I directed the DCI homicide team to investigate this matter in order to get to the bottom of it. The team has already begun its work,” reiterated Mutyambai.

The quartet Elijah Obuong, Benjamin Imbai, Jack Onyango, and Brian Oduor disappeared into thin air on the fateful day after having drinks in a pub in Kitengela, south of Nairobi.

After the victims’ families’ attempt to reach them on the phone proved futile, they reported the matter to the police.

After that, police visited the pub, recovered their vehicle 500 meters from the restaurant’s parking lot, and towed it to the police station.

On Thursday, April 29, the bodies of Elijah Obuong, Benjamin Imbai, Jack Onyango were found in different locations in the country, and the whereabouts of Brian Oduor is still unknown.

The body believed to be that of Imbai was recovered in Thika, and that of Obuong and Onyango were retrieved in Murang’a, both in the central part of the country.

Imbai’s body was found thrown in the bush. In contrast, Obuong was found stuffed in a sack and put near a local river, and Onyango’s with missing upper limbs were recovered in a river, few kilometers from where Obuong’s was retrieved.

The search of Oduor’s body is ongoing.

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