The housemaid was arrested at Namayisi in Uganda today Sunday, June 10, following a successful manhunt by Kenyan and Ugandan authorities at Port Victoria border in Busia County. She is expected to be brought to Kenya to face murder charges.
Auma who is believed to have strangled her employer Elizabeth Achieng and a three-year-old son Leon Benedict Otieno before knifing them several times, will be under the custody of Muhoroni police once he lands in Kenya since she committed the crime in their area of operation as reported by Standard.
Recall that we reported that Ms Liz Ojwang and her son Leone were stabbed on Wednesday evening, in what is believed to be a child related dispute. Ms Ojwang was stabbed in Muhoroni, Kenya, where she lived and worked.
The suspect’s arrest came after Elizabeth’s husband, Evans Otieno who stays in Kisumu got impatient when she failed to show up at work and failed to return his calls. When Otieno went back home in the evening, he found the two bodies lying in a pool of blood in the bedroom, the deceased mother’s tied around the neck. According to the neighbour Martin Ayako, the murder suspect was comfortably seated and crunching chips on the table as if nothing had happened.
“I asked whereabouts of Elizabeth but she told Elizabeth had left with the child but she was just comfortably seated some eating some chips,” Ayako narrated.
The 26-year-old community health worker had resumed work from maternity leave two weeks before meeting her death. The bodies of the two were collected by police officers and are preserved at Star Mortuary in Kisumu pending a postmortem examination.