By Dianah Chelagat
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has been urged to hasten investigations into the heinous murder of Joel kibet Ngetich a security officer who worked at The Sugoi Girls Secondary school in Uasin Gishu County.
Stella Ngetich, the widow to the deceased, says her husband was brutally murdered on Monday Night by two suspects who were captured on the Schools CCTV cameras but since then no arrests have been made in connection to the killing.
“My Husband was killed inhumanely on Monday last week while performing his duties at the school as a watchman,the school did not inform us on time about the Murder and by the time we arrived at the scene his body had been removed and blood stains washed away ,We demand to know what happened to my Husband”Cried Stella.
Michael kiprotich the brother to Joel kibet says there could be a conspiracy to defeat justice , and has requested the DCI to hasten their investigations into the Murder,
“We reached at the scene of crime and got the body already at the police vehicle, therefore we can’t tell how our brother was killed, when I tried to get information from the school on how my brother was killed we were informed that there was an order from certain officers unknown to us saying that the body of my late brother had to be removed immediately from the scene of crime and a clean up exercise ensued thereafter ,What is the school hiding or the DCI officers who are investigating this death and who made the calls? Paused Michael.
“We don’t know if the school has recorded any statements with the police regarding this incident , the principal should come out clear and tell us what the school knows about this murder , they are providing contradicting information and something seems not to be adding up,” he added.
Stephen Kipkemboi,son to the late Joel kibet says the family has lost the only breadwinner and that they demand compensation of their father who worked at the school for many years as a security officer and a trustee.
“Our father was the Bread winner of the family and my young brothers and sisters are still in school. They will have nobody to pay for their school fees, therefore we want the government to help us” Said Joel.
Emily Chelimo, another family member of the deceased and a staff at the Sugoi Girls school has questioned the delays into any arrests nor questioning of other staff members within the school regarding the heinous murder.
“Up to now nobody has been arrested, the police have not questioned anyone including the members of the family , this matter seems to be of less importance to DCI officers because our brother was just a security officer, we have many cases of insecurity at the presidents backyard we demand answers and justice for Joel,” Emily said.
Joel Kibet was laid to rest at his home in Sugoi on Thursday.
The Uasin Gishu DCI Boss Peter Kimulwo has confirmed that investigations are ongoing after the conclusion of the postmortem exercise Wednesday.