- The hard-hit Frank Obegi’s father, Evans Bowendo, detailed his son’s controversial and lavish lifestyle
- Bowendo admitted that his son indeed had huge sums of money despite being a student at Multimedia University
- Bowendo said his slain son only told him that he earns commission from selling air tickets online
The death of Frank Obegi, a popular Kenyan Twitter influencer and blogger, under mysterious circumstances has shocked his family.
Obegi was among the five men whose badly mutilated bodies were found dumped in Kijabe forest in Kiambu county and in Kiserian on Sunday, June 19.
The police identified the other four as Perminus Wanjohi, Mose Nyachae, Fred Obare Mokaya and another one solely identified as Eli.
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Obegi’s father speaks
After positively identifying his son’s body at the City mortuary, the hard-hit Obegi’s father, Evans Bowendo, detailed his son’s controversial and lavish lifestyle.
Speaking on Tuesday, June 21, the distressed Bowendo admitted that his son indeed had huge sums of money despite being a student at Multimedia University.
However, he did not understand the source of the cash which he used to splash on trips and drinks.
The man said he last saw his son in February when he visited their rural Kisii home and when he questioned him about the source, he told him that he earns commission from selling air tickets online.
“He told me he was selling air tickets online, that is what he told me when he came from home, How he later came to be murdered still puzzels me as a parent, I’m in pain,” said Bowendo.
Bowendo, who learned of Obegi’s death through his friend, said anytime his son had money, he could switch off his phone even for a week.
He could only see him updating pictures on his WhatsApp status travelling by air and having fun with ladies in Mombasa.
Bodies discovered naked
Police in Kasarani, Kijabe and Ruiru are currently investigating the circumstances under which five men were killed.
Preliminary investigations by the police indicate that the five could have been involved in online fraud as one of the victims had been arrested following a complaint at Ruiru police station, a matter that was letter settled out of court.
Further investigation into the incident established that the killers of the four lured them into their death traps using a mysterious woman.
However, the motive behind their killing is still unclear.
Confirming the incident, Lari OCPD Anderson Furaha said that the bodies were badly mutilated and had their private parts amputated.
They were seemingly killed through strangulation.
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