Who is killing Eldoret court clerks – Weekly Citizen


A clerk at Eldoret High Court was lured to death in what is suspected to be a deal gone sour. His death brings to three the number of clerks in Eldoret who have been murdered this year. Investigators want to establish if a cartel exists within the judiciary that strikes deals to influence court rulings and eventually after receiving bribes fail to influence. Already, eight people among them, two judicial employees based at the Eldoret High Court have recorded statements with the police following the killing of a judiciary clerk. David Ouma was found murdered a few metres from his house in Jerusalem Estate on the outskirts of Eldoret town along the Eldoret-Iten road. Many legal

CJ David Maraga

practitioners want Chief Justice David Maraga to probe the killings that are

DCI George Kinoti

sending shivers down the spines of many and the judicial staff. According to Uasin Gishu county police commander Augustine Nthumbi, the county Directorate of Criminal Investigations is analysing statements taken from the eight persons and is working together with officers from Homicide Unit based at DCI Nairobi who are also assisting in the investigations. The deceased is said to have left his house after allegedly receiving a call from a colleague at around 10pm on the fateful night. Of great concern are phone calls, SMSs, who he was last with and the cases of interest in the High Court. Ouma’s body was found with deep cuts on the back of the head by his neighbour who was heading to work at around 5am. Employees led by Kenya Judicial Staff Association president Sango Maewa have expressed fear over their security owing to the rising number of colleagues who have lost their lives under mysterious circumstances in different places across the country. In February, two clerks, Phenney Rowa and Shadrack Bett died under unclear circumstances


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