Star journalist killed in police inspector's house

Four people arrested, including police inspector with whom Oloo lived

In Summary

• Four people have been arrested following the death of Star journalist Eric Oloo.

•They include Inspector Sabina Kerubo in whose house Oloo's body was found, a man, Kerubo's daughter and househelp. 

Ugunja Deputy OCS Sabina Kerubo, with whom victim had been living.
ARRESTED: Ugunja Deputy OCS Sabina Kerubo, with whom victim had been living.

Four people have been arrested following the murder on Wednesday night of Star journalist Eric Oloo.

The four include police Inspector Sabina Kerubo, 36, in whose house Oloo, 41, was found. Oloo had been living with Kerubo for a year.

Kerubo is the Deputy OCS at the Ugunja police station in Siaya county.


Also arrested were Victor Ochieng, a chef; Kerubo's househelp and her daughter, area OCPD Ibrahim Muchuma said.

"The four suspects were in the said house at the time of the murder," he said. 

The police boss said Oloo's body had three deep cuts to the head.

"At the moment we cannot authoritatively say what exactly happened, we will do that after the end of the investigation," the OCPD said.

The house marked as a crime scene is just a few metres behind the station. 

Neighbours who spoke to the Star said that Oloo had suspected that Kerubo was dating another man. Two weeks ago, he confronted the man, they said.


When Oloo came back on Wednesday night, he found Kerubo with the same man at their house, a neighbour said.


Landlord Moses Ochieng was informed of the death by a neighbour. He rushed to the scene and found Oloo dead.

"In the house, I found Inspector Kerubo, her daughter, the househelp and a man," Ochieng said.

Ochieng said he instructed Kerubo to report the death to the police station but she did not do so. He then reported the killing himself to Ugunja police station.

He said Oloo and Kerubo were never violent but had occasional disagreements.

Family members led by Oloo's mother Kezia Oloo are demanding justice.

Oloo's body was moved to Ambira Hospital Mortuary.

Oloo is survived by a widow, his first wife, and a daughter by that marriage.

(Edited by V. Graham)