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February 19, 2018

3 seized over torture, killing of two men in Nandi Hills

Coffins bearing the remains of Stanley Kipchirchir and Micah Kiplimo at Kaptien village yesterday / BARRY SALIL
Coffins bearing the remains of Stanley Kipchirchir and Micah Kiplimo at Kaptien village yesterday / BARRY SALIL

Three people have been arrested in connection with the bizarre torture killing of two young men in Chesuwe village, Nandi Hills, a week ago.

Stanley Kipchirchir, 20, and Micah Kiplimo, 28, were attacked at night as they sheltered from the rain.

Their genitals were removed, their ears and tongues were cut out --and their eyes gouged out.

Nandi Senator Kiprotich Cherargei said he had written to the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett to protest the slow pace of investigations.

Flanked by Nandi Governor Stephen Sang and Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter, they issued a two-week ultimatum for the killers to be found.

They threatened to use “a traditional method to identify the killers”, a reference to witchcraft. 

They were speaking at Kaptien village during an inter-denominational memorial service for the deceased yesterday. The two were killed by a gang of 10 people.

Cherargei said they were tortured and murdered at Chesuwe trading centre. The killings have sparked fear in the area. The  local chief and assistant have fled after being threatened by the gang.

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