According to one of the deceased’s’ sons Mr. Peter Mburu, after failing to reach his mother on phone since Tuesday morning, he decided to call one of his friends who is a boda boda operator and sent him to check on his parents where he found all the doors closed.
The boda boda operator became suspicious after he found animals still in their shed with the compound looking deserted before he alerted area community policing Officer Mr. Joseph Njoroge Kariuki who visited the scene.
Njoroge said when he reached the compound he peeped through the window where he saw chairs and other furniture turned upside down before informed neighbours and decided to break the door which had been locked with a padlock from outside.
He said on entering the house they were shocked to see all household property including the furniture thrown everywhere indicating there was a serious commotion inside the house.
He said they were also welcomed by an odorous smell from one of the rooms and after searching they stumbled on the body of 58-year-old Wamboi which had been covered with several blankets with chairs placed on top of it. Her mouth had also been stuffed with a piece of cloth.
Njoroge added that when they moved to the second room they found the body of 67-year-old Mzee Mwangi which had been covered with several mattresses and hands tied at the back using a piece of cloth.
“First when we found the wife’s body we thought the old man had murdered her and fled away until we found his body,” said Mwangi who later informed the police.
According to the neighbours, the doors have remained closed since Monday mid-morning and there had been no any movement in the compound after a lorry was seen leaving the compound with several bags of maize.
Confirming the incident Likuyani location chief Mr. Jahonga Charles Banda said the preliminary investigation has hinted that the couple was killed by businessmen it had called to buy maize.
He said after loading sixty bags of maize on their lorry, the businessmen decided to kill the couple took other household property of unknown value before they locked the housing using a padlock and drove away.
Chief Banda has appealed to anybody who has information about the incident to volunteer in to the police to help arrest the suspect. The two bodies were taken to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital Eldoret as police launched an investigation into the incident.