Police in Bomet are investigating a case where a middle-aged man was last night mauled by suspected cannibals next to ‘Prophet’ Owuor’s church.
The victim, who our sources are trying to get his identification details, was found lying unconscious with some parts of his body bitten off.
He was rushed to Tenwek Hospital for treatment, with a chunk of flesh mauled from his chin, leg, and one ear missing. Residents say this is the third person to fall to this same mysterious fate at the same site
Here is the graphic video as forwarded to our news team.
Last Month, Police launched similar investigating on a security firm in Homa Bay County that was allegedly attacking residents while claiming to enforce law and order and implementing the curfew directive.
Guards from Catchspy Links, which is associated with a Pastor at Prophet David Owuor’s Church, are said to have run amok, attacking villagers in Rachuonyo East Sub County while purporting to be police officers.
The Director of the firm, Mr Moses Omollo, police said, is a Pastor at Prophet Owuor’s Repentance and Holiness Ministry, Nyabende in Homa Bay County.
“We have launched investigations into the claims of attacks on locals and alleged enforcement of law and order as well as curfew by the guards. This is entirely the work of police officers and government administrators and not security firms,” Rachuonyo East Sub County police commander Mr Charles Barasa said on Tuesday.
Mr Felix Okello Napa, 31 from Oriang’ village, Kodhoch East Sub Location on Tuesday narrated how the guards who identified themselves as police officers bumped into him at his farm at around 10am on Sunday and assaulted him.
“They found my wife and I digging in our farm in the village and while claiming to be police officers, arrested me telling me that they were on patrol. They hit me with clubs while in the company of other workers in the presence of their boss without uttering a word on my crime. They also cut my fingers with a knife. I then reported the matter later at Othoro police post after my neighbours took me to a local dispensary” Mr Napa said.
Paul Owuor Otieno said that the guards were feared in the village as they had reigned terror in the area.
“They have even been involved in land dispute brawls here and attack people at will. They pretend to be police officers and are feared with members of the public doing anything under their command,” Mr Otieno told this writer.
Homa Bay County Police Commander Esther Seroney said investigations will be conducted as nobody is allowed to take the law into their own hands.