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Bernard Ochieng, A Prison Warden Abducted On His Way Home Along Homa Bay-Rongo Road

This is the heartbreaking story of one Kenyan family whose loved one was kidnapped on the way home from work in Kisumu County.

On April 29, unknown gunmen abducted Mr Bernard Ochieng, a warden at Kibos Prison, on the Homa Bay-Rongo road. They then drove him to an unknown location.

A family friend who was with him on the day he went missing informed Lilian Atieno of her husband's disappearance.

As he prepared to leave for Nyandiwa, the warden called his wife to let her know he was taking a break from work and would be bringing a chicken to celebrate their firstborn's B grade in the 2021 Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).

"He instructed me to prepare a meal and we were to eat together as a family at the appointed time. Still, he hasn't shown up yet "According to Ms Atieno's words.

At the Kisumu bus station, the warden is said to have boarded a public transportation vehicle. He was with another Nyandiwa-born security officer he had met at the bus park.

At each of the trading centers the vehicle stopped at along the way, nothing seemed out of the ordinary.

According to Ms. Atieno, she received the terrifying phone call at 1:30 p.m. from a family friend informing her that her husband had been taken away from her.

She had just spoken to him 30 minutes prior to this.

However, the police were hindered in their efforts to locate the alleged abductor because the information about the alleged abduction did not reach them immediately.

Unknown Toyota Probox is said to have approached the PSV hauling the warden.

About seven kilometers from Homa Bay town is the Kabunde airstrip, where the incident occurred.

Gunmen exited a Toyota Probox and ordered the driver of another vehicle to stop, according to Ms. Atieno.

A police report claims that Mr. Ochieng was handcuffed and driven away in a waiting car.

Nobody was able to identify the men, who were dressed in civilian clothing, or the number plates of the car, which had its boot open.

Passengers in the warden's company, including a colleague from Kodiaga, stood transfixed as they witnessed the incident.


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