A preliminary police investigation claims that the Bomet High School principal’s body, which was discovered in the River Nzoia in Bungoma County last Friday after he went missing, had indications of poison.
The report was produced in response to inquiries and a postmortem performed at the mortuary of the Kitale County and Referral Hospital.
On September 13 at around 8.30 p.m., Mr. Isaac Wafula Bukhebi, 47, the principal of Bosto Mixed Secondary School in Bomet and formerly of Mainek Toro Secondary School in Kiminini constituency, Trans Nzoia County, disappeared.
According to police investigations, Mr. Bukhebi had informed his wife that he planned to buy airtime at the Makhele market in the village of Kapkoi. He wasn’t seen alive again after that.
On social media, his friends and colleagues educators announced that he was missing and that they were looking for him.
Last Friday afternoon, his body was found in the River Nzoia and taken out.
According to Trans Nzoia County Police Commander Jecinta Wesonga on Monday, Mr. Bukhebi ate dinner before telling his wife that he was going to buy airtime for his mobile phones.
“If he went to purchase airtime, why did he leave the phones behind? Why did he delete messages before switching off the phones? The next thing, he was found in the river,” Mrs Wesonga said.
According to a police report, Mr. Bukhibi’s wife, Lilian Khasua, reported him missing after he left the house on September 13 at around 8.40 p.m. but did not come back.
He had turned off and left behind all of his phones.
He was found dead on the banks of the River Nzoia in Brigadier, Bungoma County, on Friday, September 16, at around 7 a.m., with obvious injuries to his head, ribs, and face.