Key suspect in Star journalist’s murder arrested as investigations take a new twist

Suspect very cooperative and willing to spill the beans as new details emerge

File image of a suspect during a past arrest

The key suspect who went into hiding shortly after the gruesome murder of The Star journalist Eric Oloo in his lover Sabina Kerubo’s house has been smoked out of his hideout and arrested.

The suspect who is one of the two brothers implicated in the killing was arrested from his hideout in Yala with police sources revealing that he holds crucial leads about what transpired and is willing to spill the beans.

A police officer involved in the investigation was quoted stating that “This man is very crucial in this investigation, he has everything. He is ready to tell what transpired.”

“In fact, he said he has been very stressed and has not eaten since that night.” Added the officer.

Siaya County police Commander Francis Kooli revealed that the investigatios will be handled by a team from the county headquarters to avoid interference from the officer’s colleagues at Ugunja Police Station and promised to get to the root of Mr Oloo’s death.

Reports indicate that the journalist may have been beaten up in an attempt to force him out of the house which he had shared with his lover for a year.

Cause of death

A team of pathologists from Siaya and Busia referral hospitals at Same Day Classmate Private Mortuary in Sega conducted an autopsy in the presence of family representatives yesterday and established that the suspect met a traumatic death.

The results revealed that the Siaya-based journalist died as a result of trauma in his head and abdomen inflicted by a blunt object, possibly by a hammer or a club.

The lead pathologist, Dr Gabriel Juma also said there was heavy bleeding in the journalist’s brain and abdomen with four injuries in the forehead that were visible.

“There was rupture of the spleen that led to bleeding in the abdomen,” he said.

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