It is now emerging that the three guards who were were on Wednesday, June 9 night killed by thugs at Kivaywa High School in Lugari, Kakamega County, were to appear in court over theft of a television set at the institution.
Edward Malala, Henry Khaoya and Evans Wanyonyi had been booked at Matete Police Station following a complaint lodged by the school administration that a television set had been stolen from the dining hall.
The trio were being treated as the prime suspects in the theft. Police have, however, dismissed any correlation between the murders and the the case involving the theft incident.
In fact, Matete OCPD Thomas Ototo says the killings, executed by criminals armed with crude weapons including Pangas and axes, were normal crimes.
“We already have crucial leads which will help us bring the culprits to book,” Ototo told journalists.
Police have since been deployed to guard the school as investigations into the incident continue.
One of the security guards who survived the attack is currently admitted at the Webuye County Referral Hospital, while the fifth one escaped unhurt.
Bodies of the three guards were sprawled on the grassy compound, and bore deep wounds. They were taken to Lugari Funeral Home as police launch investigations into the matter.