Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Suspects behind robbery and death of elderly Vihiga woman arrested

Two suspects believed to be behind the robbery and death of 76-year-old woman in Vihiga County have been arrested.

36-year-old Patrick Misiko and 46-year-old Christine Jerono were arrested in the county’s Majengo area in possession of the deceased mobile phone stolen during the robbery.

“Two robbery with violence suspects believed to have been part of a gang that robbed, gang-raped & then killed a 76-yr-old woman a month ago at Serem area of Vihiga County have been arrested.

The suspects; Patrick Misiko, 36 and Christine Jerono, 46 were arrested in the county’s Majengo area, while in possession of the deceased’s mobile phone make Oking OK 237 that formed part of the items robbed from her during the July 18 robbery.” said DCI

On the fateful night, the gang attacked the house of the woman, beat her up, stole her shopping among other things leaving her in pain. It took the efforts of the neighbours to rush her to Mbale referral hospital but she succumbed to the injuries.

“On the fateful night, the killer gang had broken into the house of the elderly woman in the dead of the night, descending on her with blunt objects and committing the abominable act. It had then made away with her gas cylinder, a solar cable, phone and shopping, leaving her writhing in agonizing pain as she slid into her untimely death.

Neighbours who heard a commotion at her homestead but were too late to catch up with the robbers rushed her to Mbale referral hospital in a bid to save her life, but she succumbed to severe head injuries two days later.

The case that had been reported at the nearby Tambua Police Post was taken over by Hamisi Sub-county detectives, where Crime Scene Investigators backed up by their Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau counterparts initiated a forensic trail on the perpetrators. As interrogation of the two suspects continue, search for their accomplices,” said DCI

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