Tears, heartbreak and a sombre mood were the order of the day on Friday during the prayer service for six Kisumu bouncers killed by angry villagers in Butula Constituency, Busia County last week.
The interdenominational service which was earlier planned to be held at Karanda Primary School was moved to Boya Primary School, with a host of leaders present condemning the killing of the six.
The bouncers died after being attacked by irate members of the public at Masebula village, while on a mission to provide security to Mercy Awuor, following the death of her husband Johannes Onyango Okoth.
Okoth was killed by unknown people two weeks ago.
It is claimed she sought the help of the bouncers after her late husband’s family linked her to his death.
Leaders who attended the service among them Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o, Nyando Member of Parliament (MP) Jared Okello and the newly elected and sworn in Kibra MP Bernard Okoth said the killings were uncalled for.
The leaders promised to stand with the families of the fallen bouncers.
“After the burial of our people, we will sit down with affected families so that we see how to assist them,” said Governor Nyong’o.
Burial of the six will take place on Saturday in various homes in Kakola village, Nyando Constituency.