A suspected suicide bomber blew himself up on Tuesday night killing two more people in Awach sub-location, Katito, Kisumu County.
In a police report filed at Katito Police Station, the suicide bomber John Odhiambo Ondiek alias Pope ended the lives of Petro Onyango, 54 and Mary Atieno, 40.
Onyango’s daughter identified as Nancy Aoko, 14, was also injured during the blast and she is currently fighting for her life at a local hospital in Kisumu County.
“He went to the homestead of one Petro Onyango aged 54 years old whom he found seated outside his house together with his wife one Mary Atieno aged 40 years old and their daughter Nancy Aoko aged 14 years old,” the report read in part.
According to James Okoth, who is the Assistant Chief at Awach Sub-location, the suspect started questioning the family on issues that they did not understand properly, and that while the family was engaging him, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that he was carrying exploded killing himself and Mary Atieno on the spot.
Onyango was then rushed to Nyakach Sub-County Hospital at Pap Onditi but he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The minor was on the other end rushed to Katito Hospital while her condition was described as serious and needed urgent medical care.
A team of police officers together with those drawn from the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) in Kisumu County and those from the bomb disposal unit visited the scene to start investigations.
While at the scene, that locals identified the body of the suspect and accused him of also trying to kill his wife on December 17, 2020.
The report revealed that on the fateful day, the suspect who is believed to have trained with Al Shabaab terrorist group detonated an IED at Katito market with the aim of ending the life of his wife after he suspected her of cheating.
However, the woman escaped the deadly attack unhurt and fled to safety never to be seen again to date.
“It is after the incident that the suspect disappeared to an unknown location only to resurface on Tuesday and caused the two deaths,” the report further read in part.