Article Image
UASIN GISHU

Hearing date set for Eldoret politician's children murder case

Dennis Chacha
Vote on this article to affect its rank!
Vote on this article to affect its rank!
The politician James Ratemo’s three children were allegedly killed by their uncle, Enock Onsase in May last year. [Photo/Standard]

A case in which an Eldoret based politician’s children were killed has been set for hearing on April 11, 2018.

The politician James Ratemo’s three children were allegedly killed by their uncle, Enock Onsase in May last year.

Ratemo unsuccessfully vied for Kapsoya ward representative seat on a KANU party ticket during the last year's polls. 

The children were abducted on May 13 last year on their way to Eldovil Seventh Day Adventist Church (SDA) church, killed and their bodies were found floating on River Nzoia in the neighboring Trans Nzoia county about two weeks later. 

Onsase who is also the younger brother to the politician first appeared before Eldoret chief Magistrate Charles Obulutsa on May 17, 2017, where he was charged with murdering the children. 

The High Court sitting in Eldoret on Tuesday postponed the hearing following a successful request from the prosecution. 

The prosecution told the court that key witnesses in the murder case against the suspect Enock Onsase are school children who will be available during the April holidays to testify in the case. 

The court ordered the prosecution to present the witnesses in court on April 11 when the hearing starts.

Do you live in Uasin Gishu and would like to receive news updates for free? WhatsApp the word Uasin Gishu to 0790870842

Thank you for reading my article! You have contributed to my success as a writer. The articles you choose to read on Hivisasa help to shape the future of news across Africa.
-Dennis Chacha

Vote on this article to affect its rank!
Vote on this article to affect its rank!
Report Story