Key suspect in the murder of 12-year-old boy in Eldoret dies

Key suspect in the murder of 12-year-old boy in Eldoret dies

Eric Kiptoo Kipsang, a key suspect in the murder of a 12-year-old boy at Kapsoya in Eldoret town was pronounced dead on Sunday morning. 

Confirming the incident, Ainabkoi OCPD Alois Muthoka, said Kiptoo died at the hospital where he was receiving treatment after complaining of chest pains.

Muthoka said the suspect was arrested while attempting suicide at a nearby dam, and appeared to be under influence of drugs.

“The suspect was received by the police with deep cuts on both hands. Blood stained clothes were recovered in the house which was the murder scene. A pillow full of blood was found and a basin also had some blood. The family claims that the man had some mental problems,” said Muthoka. 

Linda Jemutai, the mother of the 12-year-old boy said that she received reports on the death of a boy and when she went to the morgue, she found it was her son. 

DCI Eldoret East is probing the matter further, and the mother is now seeking justice. 

On March 23, police received reports that a vehicle had dropped the body of the boy at Chepkoilel road. 


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