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Journalist found dead in a policewoman’s house in Siaya

NAIROBI, Kenya Nov 21- A newspaper correspondent was on Thursday morning found dead inside the house of a senior police officer in Siaya.

The journalist identified as Eric Oloo worked with the Star Newspaper as the Correspondent for Siaya and was found in the house of the local OCS.

“His body had stab wounds in the head,” a senior police officer said, “there are reports that he had an affair with the woman.”

The woman and her boyfriend were arrested, as detectives commenced investigations into the murder believed to have been the results of a love triangle.

The two are among three people being detained by police.

According to Ugunja OCPD Ibrahim Muchuma, the late Oloo had three deep cuts on his head.

Muchuma said the body was found inside the house of the police officer which is situated within Ugunja town and is just a stone’s throw from the station.

He said the other two arrested are men one being a boyfriend to the female officer identified as Sabina Kerubo.

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“The three were inside the house at the time of the murder,” the OCPD said.

Muchuma said the house had been marked as a crime scene.

The body of Oloo was found on the bed with blood stains on cushions.

According to neighbours, Oloo and Kerubo for sometimes had been cohabiting as husband and wife.

A neighbor who sought to remain anonymous said the deceased had suspected that the officer was dating another man.

“Two weeks ago, the deceased went and confronted the man he suspected to be having intimacy with the officer where he was beaten up,” the neighbour told reporters.

Oloo is said to have gone to Kerubo’s house Wednesday night and found the officer with the man.

The man, according to the neighbor called assistance from a friend with whose help he subdued Oloo and hit him to death.

The body was moved to Ambira mortuary for a postmortem examination.

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