Two suspects have been arrested after a body of minor was found dumped on the road at Koilele Village in Uasin Gishu County on Thursday, March 23, 2023.
The two, father and son, are being held at Kapsoya Police Station.
“It was reported by one Isaac Kibiwot village elder Koilel area sub-location Lotonyok, Kaptagat Ward, about 4km East of the station that there was a vehicle registration N. KBQ327W make pro box white in color dropped a body of a dead person beside the road.”
“Officers from Kapsoya led by OCS and DCIO Eldoret East visited the scene and found the said unknown body of a juvenile approximately 12 years old lying dead beside the Koilel-Chepkoilel road with injuries at the back of the head and blood oozing from anus,” a police report read in part.
The vehicle used to dump the body was later recovered at the house of Solomon Kipsang Arap Tarus.
“The owner of the vehicle is the said Solomon Kipsang Arap arus, on being questioned he alleged that his son on Eric Kiptoo Kipsang Keiyo male 22 years had asked for the car keys at about 0600hrs and went to collect milk from KCC.
“Police gained entry in the room where Eric Kiptoo Kipsang stays and assorted blood stained clothes, a blood stained pillow and a basin full of blood stains were recovered,” police stated.
The main suspect was later arrested while trying to commit suicide.
“Be informed that the murder suspect namely Eric Kiptoo Kipsang was arrested by members of public led by village elder namely Henry Kiptoo and his son Joshua Kiptoo at Illula area near a dam trying to commit suicide.”
The murderer was handed over to DCI Eldoret East for further processing.