The man who was found murdered alongside a woman and her eight-year-old son in government quarters along Jogoo Road was a seminarian.
30-year-old Kelvin Kipkoech was a seminarian at St Thomas of Aquinas Seminary in Nairobi. He had studied for eight years and was due to graduate as a Catholic priest.
Detectives are working round the clock to unravel the motive and perpetrators behind the brutal murders.
The bodies of Charity Cherop, 34, and her son were on Tuesday, February 23 found lying on the floor of her bedroom. They were holding rosaries, which suggests they may have prayed for their lives to be spared, but their killers would have none of it.
“The house was in a mess with clothes, shoes, and bedding strewn all over the floor, indicating that a struggle must have ensued before the victims met their painful deaths. Neighbours told investigators that they had last seen the victims enter the house on Sunday after attending a church service,” says the DCI.
Cherop was working at the Registrar of Persons office in Mathare, Nairobi County.
He was due to be a Catholic priest
Kipckoech’s blood-stained body was found in the toilet, hands and legs tied together using electric cables.
Kipkoech hails from Ngobitwa area in Soy, Uasin Gishu. His family told The Standard that they were expecting him at home.
“My son was a seminarian and all of us were expecting that he would start his missionary work as a Catholic Priest soon because he had just completed exams,” Kipkoech’s dad, Elijah Kimaiyo, told The Standard.
Coincidentally, Cherop too hails from Kiwato village, just 10km from Ngobitwa.
The two families were not aware that Cherop and the seminarian were lovers.
No arrests have been made so far. The bodies of the victims were moved to Chiromo Funeral home awaiting autopsy.