Kisii County Head Teacher Found Dead in Water Well Five Days After Going Missing

The mysterious death of a Kisii headteacher found in a well raises concerns about safety and security, prompting a police investigation to uncover the truth behind this tragic incident.

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Kisii County Head Teacher Found Dead in Water Well Five Days After Going Missing

Kisii County Head Teacher Found Dead in Water Well Five Days After Going Missing

The body of Richard Otieno Kobe, the head teacher of Raganga Primary School in Kisii County, was found in a water well near his home in Oyugis town, Homa Bay County, on Sunday, April 16, 2024. Kobe had been missing for five days after disappearing on Tuesday night without his mobile phone.

According to Kobe's younger brother, Gilbert Kobe, Richard went missing on Tuesday night and his family expected him to return, but he never did. On Sunday morning, his body was discovered in the well by his son who had gone to fetch water. "Otieno had last communicated with me on Tuesday, asking me to return home early on Wednesday to help with some work. However, Otieno left home without his mobile phone and never returned," Gilbert said.

The family reported Kobe missing and searched for him, but he was not found until his body was discovered in the well. The Rachuonyo South Sub-County Police Commander, Lilies Wachira, said the police have launched investigations into the incident. Kobe's body has been moved to the Rachuonyo South Sub-County Hospital mortuary for a post-mortem examination.

Why this matters: The death of a head teacher under mysterious circumstances raises concerns about safety and security in the community. The incident also highlights the need for thorough investigations to determine the cause of death and bring any responsible parties to justice.

The Kenya National Union of Teachers Homa Bay branch Secretary, Patrick Were, called for a probe into Otieno's death, noting that the borehole had a lockable seal, making it unlikely for someone to accidentally fall in. "The borehole had a lockable seal, making it difficult for someone to accidentally fall in," Were said. Otieno was described as an accomplished accountant who helped many head teachers in the area.

The police have commenced investigations into the incident to determine the circumstances surrounding Kobe's death. The Rachuonyo South Sub-County Police Commander assured the public that the police will work diligently to uncover the truth behind the head teacher's tragic demise.

Key Takeaways

  • Head teacher Richard Otieno Kobe found dead in a well in Oyugis, Homa Bay County.
  • Kobe had been missing for 5 days after disappearing without his mobile phone.
  • Police have launched investigations into the incident, citing suspicious circumstances.
  • Kenya National Union of Teachers calls for a probe, noting the well had a lockable seal.
  • Kobe was described as an accomplished accountant who helped other head teachers.