• He said his brother was killed while on the farm at Kaberwa forest in Mt Elgon, where they practice shamba system.
• His brother, Robert Sekwa, on Monday in Bungoma town said Kisoni was the family's breadwinner.
A family in Kamuneru village in Mt Elgon is seeking justice after their their son was allegedly killed by forest officers.
They say Sammy Kisoni Thomas was killed on November 6 last year.
His brother, Robert Sekwa, on Monday in Bungoma town said Kisoni was the family's breadwinner.
He said his brother was killed while on the farm at Kaberwa forest in Mt Elgon, where they practice shamba system.
Sekwa said on the day his brother was killed, they heard gunshots.
“We received the news of our brother's death in disbelief. His body was found in the forest, where the gunshots sound was coming from,” he added.
Sekwa said his brother's body is still lying at a private mortuary in Kimilili, Bungoma.
He said the facility is demanding Sh120,000.
“Our brother's body was taken to the morgue in Kimilili on November 7, 2023. We have been engaging area leaders who have kept telling us that the matter will be attended to," Sekwa said.
"We have waited since last year but nothing is happening and we have decided to look for a lawyer to take up our case.”
Community Forest Association's Martin Maccan told the Star gunshots were heard at 6am before they found Kisoni's body.
“We are not at war with the government, but we are only calling on relevant agencies to arrest suspects and ensure justice is served,” he said.
Family lawyer Omundi Onchiri said despite them (family) having recorded a statement at the police station in Mt Elgon, they are yet to receive communication over the death of Kisoni.
The lawyer said they want suspects arrested and charged.
A letter seen by the Star dated December 22, 2023, by the Director of Public Prosecutions stated that the office under Ayekha Shakwila, received a complaint relating to the death of Sammy Thomas at Kamuneru forest.