Ksh.3.9m Eastleigh Robbery Suspects all Found Dead in Mysterious Circumstances

Last Sunday, a grim discovery unfolded at the city mortuary in Nairobi, as the lifeless bodies of three individuals linked to the notorious robbery and shooting incident involving Adan Ali Mohamed along Muratina Street in Eastleigh on March 30 were found.

Initial reports revealed that the bodies, identified as Fredrick Kopo, also known as Frik, Jaylan Kibe, and a woman known only as Esther, were first recovered from a river in Lari, Kiambu County. Subsequently, the police retrieved them and transferred them to the mortuary for further processing. Esther was noted to have a close association with Kibe.

On Tuesday, Kibe was laid to rest at the Kariokor Muslim Cemetery in observance of Muslim traditions, while plans for autopsies on the other two bodies were set in motion.

Details emerged indicating that Kopo had sustained severe injuries, including the loss of an eye and a fractured leg. Investigators had placed him at the scene of the crime, alleging that he was the perpetrator who shot Adan, causing him serious harm and stealing Kes. 3.9 million.

Following the Eastleigh incident, the trio reportedly traveled to Mombasa with intentions to buy a vehicle. While at a car dealership, they encountered three individuals who allegedly enticed them with a more favorable deal. Pursuing these individuals to a showroom in Mombasa, their subsequent whereabouts became unknown.

The circumstances surrounding their deaths in Nairobi County, as well as the disparate locations where their bodies were discovered, remain shrouded in ambiguity.

The revelation of their bodies followed reports of the arrest of one suspect the previous Wednesday, prompting questions about the sequence of events leading to their demise and the subsequent discovery of their bodies in a river in Kiambu.

The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) condemned the deaths, emphasizing that if the police suspected their involvement in the violent robbery, they should have been formally charged and brought before a court of law.

“It would have been imperative for them to undergo the due process of arrest and legal proceedings. The protocols governing such cases are unequivocal,” remarked Human Rights lawyer Martin Mavenjina of the KHRC.

Kopo, Kibe, and Esther were known to have shared a long-standing friendship since childhood.