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Teacher found dead in her house, angry villagers lynch lover

RIFT VALLEY
By Irissheel Shanzu | May 20th 2022 | 1 min read
By Irissheel Shanzu | May 20th 2022
RIFT VALLEY
The killing happened in the school compound. [iStockphoto]

Double tragedy hit a village in West Pokot County after a young female teacher was found murdered before her boyfriend was lynched today morning.

The deaths occurred at the staff quarters in Samich Primary School.

Kipkomo sub-county police commander Adano Abukula said Lydia Cheruiyot, 30, a teacher at Samich Primary School was allegedly murdered at around 8pm on Thursday by her boyfriend Vincent Kibet, aged about 35.

He said the killing happened in the school compound, at the residence of the teacher.

“DCI officers from Kapenguria visited the scene and found the body of Ms Cheruiyot lying outside the semi-permanent house she lived in. Her body faced up and was half-naked with multiple injuries on her right thigh, hands, and left side of the chest," he said.

He said the woman had several stab wounds. 

“A bag containing clothes and a 3-litre yellow jerrycan containing flammable liquid suspected to be petrol was recovered from the house," he said.

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