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Kitengela Four: Body of Elijah Obuong missing from grave; police searching for mother who “disappeared with it”

Police officers in Chemelil sub-county, Kisumu county, have launched a manhunt for a woman who exhumed the body of her son and fled to an undisclosed location.

Caroline Obuong, mother to one of the murdered Kitengela Four, Elijah Obuong, is said to have teamed up with six others, who helped her exhume the body.

Obuong Exhumed

“A group of seven people suspected to be from Uyoma, Siaya county came in hearse reg: number not known and invaded the home of Daniel Obudi Ogago of mobile no 0715606869, a resident of Holo village, West Songhor sub-location, and illegally exhumed the body of Elijah Obuong, a  nephew to Daniel Obudi,” part of the OB from Koru police station read.

The group allegedly re-buried the empty coffin, then wrapped the decomposing body in a polythene bag and drove off to a yet established location.

Obuong was reportedly buried on May 13, after his body was found dumped in a river in Murang’a county on April 20.

Obuong’s body was identified at the Murang’a County Hospital mortuary through a tatoo of his name “Elly” inscribed on his left hand. PHOTO/COURTESY

The team later re-buried the coffin and wrapped the body with a polythene bag. The mother then took off with it to an unknown destination.

Carol reportedly defended her son in the April mysterious murder indicating that he was not criminal. She said that relatives abroad funded his flashy lifestyle, including his rent at Kayole house.

“My son used to live a high-end lifestyle and drive flashy cars but he was jobless. We as a family fund his lifestyle and cater for his bills. His grandmother, who is abroad, would send him enough money,” Carol said.

Kisumu County Commander, Samwel Anampiu, confirmed the incident saying that the reason behind everything is still unclear and the woman and her team of six are from Uyoma, Siaya County.

“Our officers from Koru Police station are dealing with this matter that is still under investigation,” said Anampiu.

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