In Summary
  • Mike Okombe was stabbed to death last Saturday night while attending a friend's birthday party.
  • Four people, including three rugby players and a woman said to be his girlfriend, are being questioned over his death.
  • They will likely be charged next Monday.

The body of international rugby star Mike Okombe has been transferred from Nakuru County to Kakamega County awaiting his burial next weekend.

Mr Okombe’s family moved the body from Valley Hospital mortuary to Mukumu Hospital mortuary after receiving a post-mortem report on Wednesday.

JUSTICE

The player was stabbed to death last Saturday night while attending a friend's birthday party.

The family has demanded justice for his killing.

Four suspects are being questioned in police custody after a court allowed them to be detained for seven days, until Monday next week, when they will be expected to plead to charges.

BURIAL PLANS

The player’s father Josephat Shitindo Okombe said he will be buried at his home in Emasatsi Village, Khwisero Sub-County on November 18.

Mr Shitindo, a retired teacher, told the Nation that it was necessary to transfer the body closer to home as the government pathologist had completed the post-mortem.

A brief requiem mass led by Kabarak University chaplain, where Mr Okombe was studying, was conducted at the mortuary in Nakuru after which friends were allowed to view the body.

Other people who were present at the venue included his rugby team mates from both Nakuru Top Fry and Kabras Sugar, University’s Assistant Dean of Students, college mates and friends.

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