Migori County Law & Crime
Inmate dies in hospital hours after failed escape, police launch probe
Primary school teacher ends her life after her chicken were stolen
Migori town night of terror
Migori night of terror: Police on the spot after man killed, many shot
Two journalists forced erase their SD cards by police in Migori
Migori serial rapist arrested, found infected with syphilis
10 men sentenced to death for killing Elkana Syong’oh
Court throws out petition challenging Migori speaker's election
2018-02-08 12:12:46 The High court in Migori has allowed former speaker Boaz Okoth to defend the seat. The petition was filed by Charles Alao, an employee of Migori county assembly, seeking that Okoth resigns as MCA as before he can vie. But the judge said Okoth had already submitted his notice of resignation to the assembly clerk as required by law. Judge Hillary Chemitei ordered the election be conducted within 14 days, setting aside Okoth's election as the speaker and North Kanyamkago MCA George Omamba as deputy   Read More ...
Voter bribery claims mar Migori Gubernatorial petition
2018-02-03 12:10:54 Migori County officials have denied involvement in election campaigns for Governor Okoth Obado who retained his seat in last year’s general elections. Appearing before Justice Hillary Chemitei of the Migori High Court, the officials said they had no influence in the outcome of the poll that is being challenged in court by former Cabinet Minister Ochillo Ayako. Ochillo Ayako lost to Governor Okoth Obado in the 8th August 2017 in a hotly contested gubernatorial race   Read More ...
Inmate dies in hospital hours after failed escape, police launch probe
2018-01-17 05:52:51 Police in Migori county are investigating the death of an inmate who was receiving treatment at Migori Level Four Hospital on Saturday night. The prisoner — name yet to be provided — was one of the three inmates who sought to escape from the Migori Prison on Saturday, as an SDA Church service went on at the facility. He is said to have been tortured by warders after he was nabbed alongside a colleague as they scaled a wall to make a dash for their freedom   Read More ...
Police launch investigation into the death of a prisoner who was intercepted while escaping
2018-01-15 14:13:37 Police in Migori have launched investigations into the death of a prisoner who was intercepted while escaping on Saturday. The deceased was among three prisoners who attempted to escape during a church service but he was later arrested and returned to the prison. Confirming the incident, Migori County police commander Joseph Nthenge said that the deceased had complained of some pain on the night he was recaptured and was rushed to Migori referral hospital where he succumbed. The police boss refuted claims that the deceased was tortured saying they are waiting for an autopsy results so as to ascertain the cause of his death   Read More ...
Migori police investigate two mysterious deaths
2018-01-14 15:39:23 Migori police are investigating two mysterious deaths that left residents shocked and worried.On Friday, police and Migori town residents pulled a man's decomposing body out of a river at Aprida estate area.Residents who went to draw water at dawn called officers after finding the body.Migori OCPD Gladys Rutere said the victim had not yet been identified.“We are yet to establish the cause of his death   Read More ...
Court upholds election of Nyatike MP Odege
2018-01-10 10:44:27 Homa Bay High Court has upheld the election of Tom Odege as Nyatike Member of Parliament in Migori County. Justice Joseph Karanja delivered the ruling on Wednesday stating that the petition to challenge the election of Odege lacked enough evidence to prove that the MP was elected erroneously. In the petition, Odege’s main rival in the election, an independent candidate Fredrick Ogenga Odiso expressed his dissatisfaction with the manner in which the election was conducted   Read More ...
Primary school teacher ends her life after her chicken were stolen
2018-01-02 22:10:14 A primary school teacher in Migori county ended her life after thieves stole 30 of her chickens. - The late is said to have gone missing from her home on Friday,December 29 ,only for her lifeless body to be discovered in her poultry house hours later. A Primary school teacher ended her life after tens of her chickens were stolen by unknown people on Christmas eve   Read More ...
Joseph Nthenge calls on the national government to root out rogue officers
2017-12-19 12:24:04 Migori County Police Commander Joseph Nthenge is calling on the national government to root out rogue officers from the police force. Nthenge who was speaking during a peace forum organized by local NGO Uwiano expressed concerns that some rogue officers are tainting the image of the entire police service.   Read More ...
Court orders vote recount in Nyatike poll petition
2017-12-18 13:04:17 A Homa-Bay court has ordered a recount of votes in 53 polling stations in Nyatike constituency in Migori County following the August 8 General Election. The order was issue by Justice Joseph Karanja who is presiding over the election petition filed by Fredrick Odiso (Independent) challenging the victory of Tom Odege of ODM. Karanja agreed with the lawyers for all parties in the petition that a report of the recount shall form basis for the direction the court shall take in its judgment   Read More ...
Rongo police torch Sh10 million bhang, warn of more arrests during Christmas
2017-12-01 15:10:10 Police and court officials in Rongo on Thursday led the torching of Sh10 million bhang seized in Migori county since 2013. The haul, from about 200 suspects who have been facing charges at the Rongo law court for the past four years, was set ablaze in the outskirts of the town under tight security. Magistrate Raymond Langat, Rongo OCPD Jonathan Kisaka, and public health officials set the drugs on fire   Read More ...
Protests erupt in Kisumu, Migori after Supreme Court judgment
2017-11-20 21:14:36 A medic was allegedly shot to death by police in Migori and at least two motor vehicles set ablaze in Kisumu by angry supporters of the National Resistant Movement who were protesting the supreme court's endorsement of the October 26th Presidential election ruling on the presidential elections. The protesters burnt tires, barricaded roads and engaged police in day long running battles. Ouko Okusah with the details.   Read More ...
2 people killed in Migori, Kibra as NASA supporters protest Supreme Court verdict
2017-11-20 19:42:37 Two people were killed in Migori and Nairobi counties during violent demonstrations by opposition supporters to protest the supreme court ruling that upheld president Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election. In Kisumu opposition supporters vandalized a private vehicle and destroyed a safaricom mast before setting burnt a base station on fire to protest the supreme court verdict even as the opposition alliance accused the court of allegedly being compromised insisting they will not recognize Kenyatta’s presidency   Read More ...
Migori medic shot dead by police during demos
2017-11-20 18:15:34 Migori town residents on Monday paraded the body of medic shot by police when demonstrating against the Supreme Court ruling on presidential election.   Read More ...
Two people die in Kibra and Migori hours after Supreme Court upheld Uhuru's win
2017-11-20 16:21:00 Two people have been killed during protests in Migori and Kibera shortly after the Supreme Court ruling - The ruling which upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta's win sparked protests in Opposition strongholds including Kisumu and Kibera. - A car was set ablaze in Kisumu while parts of the Kondele Police station was also set ablaze by irate demonstrators Two people have reportedly died in Kibra and Migori in the ongoing protests in parts of the country   Read More ...
Migori LSK to help prosecute police accused of brutality
2017-11-02 19:16:09 Migori Law Society of Kenya members will help prosecute police officers accused of brutality during residents’ election protests. Speaking to the press in Migori town on Tuesday, LSK members led by Odhiambo Kanyangi said they will work with human rights agencies to collect evidence and represent the residents. “We witnessed atrocities across the county like never seen before and as members of the South West branch of LSK, we will help in compensation and prosecution,” Kanyangi said   Read More ...
Migori town night of terror
2017-10-30 12:17:57 Migori town on Friday night went through a night of terror by police officers who went into rampage in estates shooting a man dead and injuring 22 people including a ten years old boy.   Read More ...
Migori night of terror: Police on the spot after man killed, many shot
2017-10-29 11:05:28 Friday night was one of terror for Migori town residents as police officers allegedly stormed estates, shot a man dead and injured 22 people. Among those injured was a 10-year-old boy. Residents said police pulled them from their houses despite the return of peace after the repeat Saturday election was called off. They allegedly raped women, stole property and food and set two houses and a restaurant on fire   Read More ...
Four killed by police, 86 arrested over election - Boinnet
2017-10-28 16:40:29 Four people have been shot dead by anti-riot police officers during demonstrations against the IEBC and the election, IG Joseph Boinnet has said, Boinnet also told journalists on Friday that some six police officers were injured by violent youths participating in the demos. The Inspector General of Police said incidences were reported in counties including Nairobi, Kitui, Garissa, Migori, Homa Bay and Kisumu   Read More ...
Two journalists forced erase their SD cards by police in Migori
2017-10-28 14:10:12 Police are on the spot over brutality in Migori county with reports suggesting that a 45 year old man has died after succumbing to gunshot injuries. Residents are accusing police officers of using live bullets against them and attacking them in their homes. We now join Enock Sikolia live from Migori town.   Read More ...
Traders go about business, despite riot cops’ presence
2017-09-03 22:08:12 Business was normal on Friday in Migori county, despite unease over the expected judgment by the Supreme Court on the presidential dispute. On Thursday evening, GSU officers arrived in the county in lorries. In the morning, business in Migori, Awendo, Rongo and Sori towns started normally. Traders said they were monitoring events and would close shop in case of violence. “I’m alert and immediately the Supreme Court judges start giving their verdict, I will close the shop and vacate as there may be chaos,” trader Anne Adhiambo said   Read More ...
Singing and dancing in Migori as court backs Raila, orders new poll
2017-09-03 19:08:10 Migori county erupted in celebrations on Friday after the Supreme Court ruled in favour of NASA boss Raila Odinga and said Uhuru Kenyatta had not won the election. The court ordered a new election for President in 60 days. Migori residents, following the proceedings on the media, celebrated across the town and swarmed riot police patrolling major towns. Migori had been identified as a possible hotspot   Read More ...
17-year-old girl arrested over Chris Msando's death
2017-08-25 11:07:52 A 17-year-old girl has been detained by police after it was realised that she was somewhat connected to the death of IEBC ICT Manager Chris Msando. According to police, the girl was found and arrested in Migori County on the 24 of August 2017 and had a mobile phone that was used to threaten Msando. ‘Who killed my father and why?’ – Six-year-old leaves Raila and team in tears Following court orders, she was detained at Muthaiga Police Station as investigations continue   Read More ...
Two thugs killed in Kuria, AK47 rifle recovered
2017-08-18 09:09:50 A police officer from Kuria West is nursing gun wounds after being shot by armed gangsters in Kehancha area on Thursday afternoon. The two gangsters were shot dead during a fierce gun fight. An AK47 rifle with several rounds of ammunition was found on the slain thugs. Migori county police commander Joseph Nthenge said police had trailed the suspects from 6 am   Read More ...
Police unhurt as chopper makes emergency landing
2017-08-08 20:11:24 The Nyanza region security team escaped unhurt after their helicopter made an emergency landing in Migori County. The team was carrying out surveillance in the afternoon when the mishap occured at a farm in Rapogi, Uriri sub-county. Police say the chopper, model 5Y-SFA, was flying to Migori when it developed mechanical problem. The team had successfully visited Siaya, Kisumu and Homa Bay counties   Read More ...
PHOTOS: Police boss speaks on reports claiming chopper carrying Nyanza security team crashed in Migori
2017-08-08 18:12:50 A chopper carrying Nyanza regional security team, led by the Nyanza region police boss, Leonard Katana, did not crash in Uriri, Migori County as social media reports suggested Tuesday. Migori County police boss, Joseph Nthenge, said the chopper “landed abruptly after developing technical problems”. “The emergency landing did not cause any casualties,” said Nthenge. The regional security team was overseeing elections in Migori County   Read More ...
Court stops Ayako prosecution over Migori primaries chaos
2017-07-28 08:04:54 The High Court has temporarily stopped the prosecution of Migori Governor aspirant Ochillo Ayako who is being pursued over election violence that left several voters injured during primaries. Judge William Musyoka said a criminal case initiated by the IEBC against the politician should not proceed pending hearing and determination of a suit he has lodged challenging his trial. "The court is hereby pleased to issue an order prohibiting the respondent (IEBC) from carrying further continuation of the proceedings under complaint 13,14 before " ruled the judge   Read More ...
'Frustrated' Anyanga moves to High Court for IEBC clearance
2017-06-12 16:33:47 Nyatike MP Omondi Anyanga moved to the High Court on Monday to suspend IEBC's decision to bar him from the August 8 polls. He said the electoral body's disputes committee acted in excess of its powers and made a ruling that contradicted that of the Political Parties Tribunal and the High Court. The High Court had declared Anyanga the ODM nominee, paving way for him to defend his seat in the general elections   Read More ...
Migori serial rapist arrested, found infected with syphilis
2017-06-08 07:42:02 Police have arrested a 30-year-old man suspected to be the leader of a gang said to be behind a spate of kidnappings and rape in Awendo and Uriri. The suspect was arrested by Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) officers two days ago and is awaiting an identification parade. County Criminal Investigations Officer Benedict Kigen said the suspect was arrested in Awendo town after a tip from the public   Read More ...
Police neglecting ODM, Agnes Zani says
2017-04-22 00:53:10 The Orange Democratic Movement has called for enhanced police protection in areas known for chaos during party primaries and elections. This comes after violence in Migori on Thursday where a meeting of the county election board at Rakwaro Catholic Hall was disrupted leading to injuries. “Yesterday, there was a breakdown of law and order in Migori County as police officers watched   Read More ...
10 men sentenced to death for killing Elkana Syong’oh
2017-04-12 11:11:00 What started as an alarm by some villagers that cattle thieves had been spotted in Mwanche village in Migori County led to the lynching of three innocent men by a mob on the night of August 12, 2013. And now, almost four years later, a court has ruled that 10 men who were part of the mob be sent to the hangman for murder   Read More ...
KRA, police sieze bhang worth 6.63 million in Migori
2017-04-08 10:15:54 The war against drug trafficking received a boost as Kenya Revenue Authority officers and the police seized 100 Kilograms bhang believed to be worth Sh 6.63 million in Migori County. In the first incident, the Customs and Border Control Officers working with administration police flagged down a suspicious Toyota Fielder station wagon at Bondo Nyironge area, which turned out to be carrying the narcotic   Read More ...
Director of Criminal Investigations has started investigating Migori chaos
2017-04-04 13:15:03 The director of criminal investigations has now been asked to commence investigations into the incident that happened in Migori where gun shots were fired and injuries reported during an orange democratic movement rally, when supporters of Governor Okoth Obado and his rival Ochillo Ayacko clashed. During the confrontation, a bodyguard to Mombasa governor Hassan joho sustained a bullet wound but it remains unclear who shot at him, with Owino blaming local politicians for the mess. Trouble started when Obado made his way into the podium against the wishes of Ayacko’s supporters. Chaos erupted as police and politicians’ bodyguards started shooting into the air to disperse the rowdy supporters   Read More ...
Police probe ODM chaos that left Joho bodyguard with bullet wound
2017-04-04 12:21:02 Police are investigating an incident in Migori where gun shots were fired and injuries reported during an Orange Democratic Movement rally, when supporters of Governor Okoth Obado and his rival Ochillo Ayacko clashed. Police Spokesman Charles Owino stated that the incident could have been ugly were it not for the heavy security deployment at Posta Grounds. “As police we are on top of things and the incident that took place in Migori yesterday is under investigations and we are going to come up with very good results on that   Read More ...
ODM office burnt, cops disperse fighting Obado, Junet supporters
2017-04-04 09:43:44 Police fired in the air several times yesterday to disperse two groups of youth stoning each other in Migori town, following a stand-off over planned ODM functions. One group is allied to Migori Governor Okoth Obado (pictured) and the other supports Suna East MP Junet Mohamed and governor aspirant Ochillo Ayacko (former Rongo MP). The area around Migori County Stadium, the earlier planned venue of the function, was a no-go zone as youths pelted each other with stones and police were overwhelmed and took the back seat   Read More ...
Migori trader fears for life after exposing extortionist cop
2017-03-23 05:40:29 A Migori businessman has accused a junior police officer of threatening to kill him. John Mwita told the Star that the officer based at Itumbe police station, Kisii county has on several occasions threatened to cause him grievous harm. Mwita said his woes with the officer started after he reported him to his bosses over graft. "He is after my life because I reported him to the directorate of criminal investigations boss in Nairobi for extorting money from me by planting fake exhibits," he said   Read More ...
MCA jailed for defiling pupil
2017-03-19 19:42:33 Tom Rachuonyo @PeopleDailyKe. Migori High Court has upheld a lower court decision to jail for 15 years Ntimaru East Member of County Assembly (MCA) Lukas Masa Hurafor defilement. Justice Anthony Murima dismissed an appeal by Hurachallenging the decision by the Rongo magistrates court that found him guilty of the offenceon January 9, 2015. Hura is being held at Migori GK Prison which is just across the road from Migori County Assembly where his colleagues arebusymaking laws ahead of August 8 poll   Read More ...
Suspected robber killed, AK 47 rifle, 28 bullets found in Kuria West
2017-03-12 09:23:18 A suspected robber was killed and two others arrested in a Saturday morning raid in Isebania town, Kuria West.OCPD Evance Wanyonyi said the suspects had been behind a series of crimes in the area and neighbouring Tanzania. He said officers had been searching for them. Wanyonyi said they killed 26-year-old Mwita Wandiki after members of the public informed them about a robbery.He said he was the gang leader and that he had shot at them   Read More ...
Thieves make away with 26 tablets after break-in at Migori school
2017-03-07 23:43:44 Thieves stole 26 tablets at St Dalmas primary school in Migori county during a break-in on Monday night. Owiti Ogolla, the school's head teacher, told journalists that the night guards went missing after the incident. "We found pupils crying over the lost tablets. The night guards disappeared without a trace," he said. The head teacher said this was the eighth time since the thieves started scheming to steal the devices. "In the past break-ins, the last being last month, they only stole textbooks," Ogolla said   Read More ...
Fishermen flee as Uganda ‘troops’ land on Migingo
2017-02-16 10:17:44 Kenyan fishermen have begun leaving Migingo following the deployment of Ugandan soldiers on the disputed Lake Victoria island. The fishermen retreated to the mainland beaches of Sori, Muhuru and Mugabo in Migori County “until we establish the intention of this new team”. “They are not ordinary marine police. They look like members of a special force,” Mr John Obonyo said. Tension has been building for days after Uganda replaced all   Read More ...
After Museveni deployed soldiers to Migingo, Uhuru now advice on how to respond
2017-02-16 00:36:35 Nyatike MP Edick Anyanga wants the Kenya Navy stationed at the disputed Migingo Island. - He asked president Uhuru Kenyatta to send them after Uganda President Museveni sent a new batch of military to the disputed island Nyatike MP Edick Anyanga has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to send the Kenya Navy at the disputed Migingo Island to subdue the rising tension in the area. The request comes after Museveni deployed   Read More ...