Valentine Ochieng : “18-Year-Old Man Arrested in Kisumu Tragedy”

By | May 29, 2024



Accident – Death – Obituary News : : 1. Kisumu double homicide
2. Arrested suspect Kisumu killings

In Nyakach, Kisumu County, an 18-year-old boy was arrested for fatally hitting a relative who called his father a witch in Dirubi village. The boy’s father, Valentine Ochieng, was later killed by an angry mob at their home. The mob also burned down four houses belonging to the suspect. The police report states that the 18-year-old and his father encountered the deceased on their way home, leading to a confrontation where the boy overpowered the deceased and fatally struck him with a wooden stick. The mob then lynched the boy’s father and set his home on fire. The case is currently under police investigation.

1. Arrested suspect in Kisumu double homicide and arson
2. Kisumu man charged with murder and arson incident

Police in Nyakach, Kisumu County have arrested an 18-year-old boy after he hit to death a relative for allegedly calling his father a witch in Dirubi village.

His father identified as Valentine Ochieng was later killed by an angry mob that invaded his home in retaliation.

The angry mob further went ahead to burn down four houses at the home of the suspect.

The Incident in Dirubi Village, Kisumu County

According to a police report, the 18-year-old was in the company of his father on their way home when they bumped into the deceased who allegedly accused his father of being a witch.

The young man then got into an altercation with the deceased where he overpowered him before striking his head with a wooden stick. He was rushed to Nyabondo Mission Hospital before being transferred to the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) where he was pronounced dead.

Police say the angry mob then invaded the suspect’s father’s home where they lynched him before setting his home ablaze.

The matter is being investigated by police.

Dirubi Village, Kisumu County

Dirubi Village, located in Kisumu County, is a peaceful community known for its lush landscapes and friendly residents. The village is characterized by traditional thatched-roof houses and winding paths that lead to the central marketplace.

The incident that occurred in Dirubi Village has shocked the tight-knit community, as such violence is rare in this serene setting. The villagers are coming together to support the families affected by this tragic event and to seek justice for the victims.

Community Response

Following the tragic events in Dirubi Village, community leaders have called for calm and unity among the residents. They are urging everyone to come together to mourn the loss of the victims and to work towards preventing such incidents in the future.

Local authorities are working closely with the community to ensure that peace and order are restored in Dirubi Village. Police presence has been increased in the area to prevent any further violence and to bring the perpetrators to justice.


The incident in Dirubi Village, Kisumu County, serves as a reminder of the importance of peaceful conflict resolution and community solidarity. It is a wake-up call for all residents to come together and address any grievances in a peaceful and constructive manner.

As the investigation into this tragic event continues, the residents of Dirubi Village are hopeful that justice will be served and that such violence will never again mar the tranquility of their community.

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