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Four Arrested Over Chief’s Brutal Murder

Chepyuk Location Chief, Geoffrey Kipsang, was found brutally murdered and his body buried in a shallow grave on Friday, August 27.

The grave was strategically hidden inside a maize farm plantation, about three kilometers from his home.

Reports indicate that the Chief’s death angered villagers who stormed illegal local brew dens and torched houses suspected of harboring the killers.

Kipsang, who served as a Chief since the early 1990s, was instrumental in the fight against illicit liquor, rape, insecurity, and teen pregnancies among other crimes in the area.

Bungoma County Commissioner, Samuel Kimiti, confirmed the arrest of the four suspects saying criminals cannot be allowed to walk scot free.

“You cannot take the law in your hands and kill a government official and expect to go scot free, I want to tell all those who were involved that they will be arrested and face the full wrath of the law,” he warned.

The four suspects, two men and two women, are believed to have cooperated with others, who are being pursued by the police, to murder the government official.

The County Commissioner added that the four suspects are helping police with investigations and that they will be in produced in court to answer to murder charges.

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