A pharmacist in Kisumu county lost his life after he was brutally attacked by a boda boda rider he boarded at night.
Confirming the incident, Kisumu county police commander Alphonso Kimanthi said the victim Zedikiah Ocholla was attacked by the boda boda rider at around 9 pm on Tuesday, December 27, 2022.
The pharmacist was on his way home at Baba Selina, Kolwa location in Kisumu East sub-county.
Kimanthi noted that Ocholla sustained a deep cut on his head and was bleeding heavily after the attack.
The victim’s girlfriend Lucy Akinyi, who reported the matter to the police, said her boyfriend arrived home from work bleeding heavily from the head.
“He came to the house at around 9 pm and told me that he had been attacked by a motorcycle rider he had boarded from work to home,” Akinyi said.
She added that her boyfriend told her the boda boda rider deliberately skidded the motorcycle and they fell in stagnated water before he attacked him.
The boda boda rider then robbed Ocholla of his bag before he fled from the scene.
The suspect managed to make it to his house where his girlfriend quickly rushed him to the hospital.
Akinyi rushed her boyfriend to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital where he, unfortunately, succumbed to injuries.
The deceased’s body was moved to the hospital’s mortuary awaiting postmortem as police launched investigations into his death.