Parents of Nyakach MP Aduma Owuor were killed in their home by arsonists in shocking incident.
The elderly couple’s house was torched in the killing at Kabete Village, Kisumu County that is believed to have taken place at around 10pm.
Francis Owuor, 83, and his wife Mary, 65, died on Thursday night after the attack, believed to have been carried out by three people. Owuor’s body was burnt beyond recognition, he was reportedly beaten to death. She had cut and bruises on the face.
A sombre-mood engulfed the homestead as over 500 villagers milled the home. Women wailed and men talked in low tones. There were about 20 Adminstration Police officers at the compound as from about 5pm.
Wycliffe Owuor, a younger brother to the area MP, said neighbours called him to inform him about the fire.
“I live in Kisumu and neighbours called me at around 10pm to inform my parents’ house was on fire,” he said, adding that when he arrived at the home, about an hour later, frantic efforts were being made to put off the fire.
The attackers are believed to have come to the deceased compound as early as 7pm.
The late Owuor worker is reported to have been beaten and locked by the assailants.
Nyakach OCPD Dismus Wanjala, who was at the scene, said he was unable to give any details.
The home is about 20 kilometres from Ahero- Kisii Road. Aduma was reportedly travelling toNyakach from Nairobi.
The MP has been vocal on issues relating to cattle-rustling in the area. He has had a brush with the law after he took a body of a man shot with arrows to the regional commissioner’s office in Kisumu, about two months ago.
In August he escaped death after he was involved in an accident along Kericho- Mau Summit road.
The vehicle, which had four occupants rolled several times before landing into a ditch.
The late are parents’ in-law to Kisumu West MP Oluoch Olago.