Four suspects arrested in connection with the murder of six men in Masebula in Butula Constituency were arraigned in court Monday but did not take a plea.
The accused include Caroline Atieno, a widow of the businessman at whose burial the six men were lynched, the deceased’s brother Boniface Onyango, Kevin Omondi and Ronald Oduor.
They will be held for two more weeks after Principal Magistrate Samson Temu accepted a request by Bumala police station investigating officer Paul Ngesa to grant them more time to complete investigations.
Atieno’s attempt to be freed on grounds that she was alone at home was fruitless as the court directed that the suspects be taken back to the court on December 2 to take plea.
Hours after the four were arraigned, two more suspects were arrested in Bumala market.
They are also linked to the killing of the six bouncers who had travelled from Nyando Constituency to provide security during the burial ceremony of Johannes Okoth Aduol.
Kisumu bouncers have since threatened to raid Masebula village in Busia County and arrest more people they claim killed the six.
Led by their association patron and Market Milimani MCA Seth Kanga, Welfare representative Edga Ochieng’ and Migosi Ward MCA Victor Rodgers, the bouncers claimed they had inside sources in Masebula, and that they would smoke out the remaining suspects and hand them over to police.
Speaking to the press Monday, the bouncers gave police seven days to apprehend the suspects or they would take the law into their hands.