A former Deputy Officer Commanding Station (OCS) suspected of having been involved in a journalist’s murder last year has been found dead.
Sabina Kerubo was working at Ugunja Police Station in Siaya County, when The Star newspaper correspondent Erick Oloo was found dead in her house on November 21.
The two were suspected of having been in a romantic relationship. Oloo was 41 while Kerubo died at 36. When his body was found inside the policewoman’s house in Ugunja, Oloo had deep injuries in his head.
Kerubo was found dead in a single-room house in Matungulu Sub-County, Machakos County, yesterday. According to police reports, she seemed “weak and emaciated”, and there were signs that she had been drinking.
Matungulu OCPD and DCI officers found Kerubo’s body on a mattress on the floor. “She appeared frail. Next to her body, were empty glasses and jugs of keg alcohol,” area OCPD was quoted as saying.
Kerubo’s mother Elizabeth Kwamboka, was quoted by one media house saying that the former police officer seemed to have sunk into depression.
“On different occasions, she would assault me while drunk,” Kwamboka said.
After the Oloo murder, Kerubo arrested and arraigned in court. Witnesses who were to testify failed to appear, throwing the case into a spin. Kerubo was transferred to Police Headquarters in Nairobi for counselling.
Her death was reported at KBC Police Station and filed under the OB Number 17/22/12/2020.