Police are investigating an incident where a 38-year-old bodaboda rider was killed by a mob in Gwassi, Homa Bay county.
The rider identified as Wilson Otieno is alleged to have been involved in an affair with a preacher’s wife from the region.
His body was found by the roadside on the morning of Monday, July 17.
Otieno is said to have been beaten to death as a result of the affair with the spouse of the Pentecostal Evangelistic Fellowship of Africa (PEFA) Church pastor.
According to area Chief Andrew Ombisa, the affair has been ongoing for a long time.
“The bodaboda rider has been in an affair with the pastor’s wife. He has been visiting her in the house whenever the pastor went out for religious functions,” Ombisa said.
Ombisa said the affair between the two was well known in the village.
Suba Sub County Police Commander Caxton Ndunda said their preliminary investigations show that the rider regularly sneaked into the pastor’s house whenever he was not present.
“The preliminary investigations reveal that the pastor created a deliberate opportunity to allow the rider to enter the house because he had known their relationship. This seems to be the trap he laid to catch him,” Ndunda said.
The police boss said the entire family disappeared after the incident.
“The whole family vacated the home immediately after the incident. What our officers found in the pastor’s house are remnants of primary school books,” Ndunda added.
“Let residents avoid taking the law into their hands. Investigations are going on.”
Otieno’s body was moved to the Suba Sub-county hospital morgue in Sindo town.
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