Missing Kitengela Friends: Three Found Dead 100 Kms Away

  • From left to right: Elijah Obuong, Brian Oduor, Benjamin Imbai and Jack Ochieng
    From left to right: Elijah Obuong, Brian Oduor, Benjamin Imbai and Jack Ochieng
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  • Update 16:00: The third body of the missing Kitengela friends has been found. The body was found in Mathioya River, just metres from where the first body was collected last week.

    The body was on Thursday, April 29, taken to a mortuary in Murang'a County.


    Update 13:45: The second body of the missing Kitengela friends has been found.

    Benjamin Imbai's body was found at General Kago Funeral Home in Thika. Police officers indicated that the body was taken to the morgue on April 20, 2021.


    The body of Elijah Obuong, one of the four friends who mysteriously went missing on Monday, April 19, has been found.

    Obuong's body was reportedly found on Tuesday, April 20, by sand harvesters near Mukungai River along the Murang'a-Iyego-Kangema road.

    The body which was not immediately identified as that of Obuong was taken to a morgue in Murang'a and recorded as an unidentified male adult.

    The late Elijah Obuong whose body was found by sand harvesters near Mukungai River
    The late Elijah Obuong whose body was found by sand harvesters near Mukungai River
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    Obuong's body was identified by his family on Thursday, April 29, at the morgue in Murang'a.

    The four men; Jack Ochieng, Benjamin Imbai, Brian Odour and Obuong, went missing after having lunch at a popular club in Kitengela. They allegedly left in a white Toyota Mark X only to be reported missing a few hours later.

    Reports indicate that their vehicle was found in the same spot that it had been parked.

    Their disappearance was made known after a post asking Kenyans to help authorities and family find the four was shared on The Nairobi Crime-Free Society Facebook page.

    Friends and relatives of the missing men told the police that their phones were switched off at around 3 pm on the material day.

    "We spoke at around 1 pm and he promised to be back on time for my hospital appointment. By 3 pm his phone was off. His friends were also out of reach. I knew something was wrong," Odour's wife, Catherine Atieno stated.

    Detectives had earlier indicated that they were probing a possible abduction.

    One of the four friends is alleged to have been a member of a criminal gang that was involved in various criminal activities.

    A police vehicle at a scene of a crime
    A police vehicle at a scene of a crime
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