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Police in hot pursuit of caregiver who buried 2 initiates without informing families

DCI detectives in Laikipia County are in hot pursuit of a man who buried two initiates who died after a botched circumcision, without the knowledge of their family.

DCI says that Sitienei Kibomet, a caregiver to 25 initiates who were circumcised by a clinical officer on December 15, 2020, buried the two initiates after they died of a mysterious infection.

Working in cahoots with father to the second initiate to die of the infection, DCI says, Sitienei hurriedly buried George Kibet at an unidentified grave, without the knowledge of other family members.

Reading mischief in Kibet’s sudden disappearance, some family members demanded to know the whereabouts of their kin.

After getting information that police were searching for him, Sitienei fled to unknown location.

“However, the father to the deceased one Julius Chesang, has since been arrested and is in custody assisting Police with investigations,” says DCI.

Mysterious infection

In the process of recuperating, some of the 25 initiates developed an infection that is yet to be established, and have been seeking medication from a medical practitioner.

The infection led to the death of the two initiates, with two others admitted at Unison Medical Centre, in Rumuruti.

Detectives have since established that prior to Kibet’s death, another initiate had died and was buried within the precincts of the caregiver’s compound in Ndurumo, Rumuruti.

The task at hand is to establish the exact spot where the remains of the second initiate were buried.

DCI is calling upon members of the public who have any information on the whereabouts of Sitienei Kibomet to alert its officers on the toll free line 0800 722 203.


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