In Summary
  • Police had a hard time trying to restore order as the protesters engaged them in running battles.
  • The demonstrators barricaded the road for hours and lit bon-fires disrupting transport.
  • Soy Sub-County Police Boss Fanuel Nasio said the man was arrested Monday night.

Angry protesters blocked the Eldoret-Kitale road for the better part of Tuesday following the brutal killing of a female student who was studying at Vera Beauty College in Eldoret town on Monday night.

Police had a hard time trying to restore order as the protesters engaged them in running battles.

The demonstrators barricaded the road for hours and lit bon-fires disrupting transport.

Motorists had a hard time as the protestors threw stones police officers who were attempting open the road.

MUTILATED BODY

The officer lobbed tear gas canisters at crowds that had blocked the road at several points and also fired in the air in a bid to restore normalcy.

The mutilated body of Emma Wanyotta was discovered lying in a pool of blood in a farm next to their house on Monday night.

She was allegedly killed by her ex-boyfriend whom the residents have described as a notorious criminal.

According to Sheila Wanyotta, who is the victim’s eldest sister, they got suspicious when Emma failed to return home in the evening as expected.

"When mum got home at 6pm she could not find her. Everything was in a mess in the house, an indication there was a struggle in there. There was blood flowing from her room and her phone wasn't going through so she went to the police station to report," said Ms Wanyotta

She said that after a long search, they later found the mutilated body of her sister in a farm near their home.

SUSPECT IDENTIFIED

Ms Wanyotta disclosed that the suspect, identified only as Mustafa, is a well-known carpenter in Moi’s Bridge.

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