A pastor, his wife, and their children are currently fleeing from authorities following the death of a boda boda rider killed at their residence in Kumbatha village, Seka sub-location, Suba, Homa Bay County. Reports suggest that the rider, identified as Wilson Otieno, was fatally beaten by a mob after allegedly visiting the pastor’s wife. The pastor discovered Otieno’s presence and called for help, leading to a series of events.
Suba Deputy County Commissioner Sebastian Okiring’ confirmed the incident and informed that the police have initiated an investigation. Witnesses claim that Otieno had been involved in a romantic relationship with the pastor’s wife, often visiting their home during the pastor’s absence for prayer meetings. The duration of their relationship remains unknown.
On the day of the incident, Otieno and the pastor allegedly had a confrontation, although the exact cause is unclear. Chief Andrew Ombisa of Gwasii East revealed that Otieno was intoxicated when he entered the pastor’s house, seemingly unaware that the pastor was present. According to a caretaker, a heated fight broke out between the pastor and the rider, leading Otieno to leave temporarily and return armed with improvised weapons.
The pastor, sensing danger, raised an alarm to alert the neighbors about the ongoing attack. Consequently, the situation escalated, resulting in the rider’s tragic demise. In light of these events, the pastor, his wife, and their children are now on the run