Police in Kisumu have commenced investigations into an incident where Migingo Girls Secondary School Deputy Principal Roseline Atieno Nyawada was murdered and subsequently burnt.
Officers investigating the incident say the heinous act was committed on Sunday, August 22 evening.
In a tweet by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the sleuths say the main suspect is the deceased’s son, 27-year-old Jeff Onyango.
“Jeff Onyango Nyawada, 27, is suspected to have set his mother ablaze after dousing her with paraffin, in unclear circumstances,” DCI tweeted.
According to the police, Onyango is suspected to have stabbed his mother before setting her lifeless body ablaze.
Onyango was putting up with his mother at the school’s staff houses.
Police say the body was identified when the deceased’s other son, Stephen Allan Nyawada, paid her mother a visit on Sunday at 8 pm, but found the house locked from inside.
“Upon arriving at his mother’s doorstep, Stephen the suspect’s brother made several frantic attempts to have the door opened, but his knocks went unanswered since it had been locked from inside. A few minutes later, he heard some movements from inside the house and after a while, Onyango opened the door,” DCI said.
Allan discovered the charred body of her mother and alerted police officers from Rabuor Police Station.
Officers who visited the scene recovered paraffin in a mug, a kitchen knife next to the woman’s body and a lantern lamp with an open knob.
The body of the deceased has since been moved to the morgue awaiting autopsy.