47-year-old man from Mumias East, Kakamega county was hit to death as he tried to steal a chicken from a local residence.
According to the police report under OB.10/ 30/07/2021, Mophat Olwichi, in the company of two others, broke into the Residence of one Francis Wangara at around 0400hrs and proceeded to the poultry house.
”That today the 30/07/2021 at 0400hrs the deceased namely Mofat Olwichi Mmpoka a Luhya male adult aged 47 years old while in the company of others suspected to be two in number broke into the Residence of one Francis Wangara who works at Kisumu and moved to poultry house” read the police report
the body of mophat olwichi
While in the act of stealing a chicken, the residence watchman Julius Mokero accosted them, and they started challenging him. He overpowered them and the watchman hit Mophat with a rungu to death, and the other two fled.
The police report added ”the residence Watchman, namely Julius Mburusia Mokero, a Maasai adult aged 24 years, accosted them, and they started challenging him. He overpowered them, and the deceased was hit with a rungu, and others ran away, leaving a sack containing one chicken inside and a crude metal bar”
The incident was reported to the area assistant chief, who called the police. The body of Mophat was collected and moved to St.Mary’s Mission hospital mortuary Awaiting Autopsy