Man detonates explosive device killing himself and two others in Nyakach

Man detonates explosive device killing himself and  two others in Nyakach

  • The man, identified as John Ondiek, on Tuesday night visited the homestead of a local resident, Petro Onyango, who was at home with his wife and their daughter, according to a police report.
  • Ondiek and Onyango's wife, Mary, died on the spot.

A man has detonated an explosive device at Kamloma village in Nyakach, Kisumu County, killing himself and two others.

The man, identified as John Ondiek, on Tuesday night visited the homestead of a local resident, Petro Onyango, who was at home with his wife and their daughter, according to a police report.

He had reportedly begun engaging them in conversation when an improvised explosive device he was carrying went off in the 9 p.m incident.

Ondiek and Onyango's wife, Mary, died on the spot.

Onyango sustained serious injuries in the incident and was pronounced dead upon arrival at Nyakach Sub-county Hospital.

His daughter is meanwhile admitted at Katito Hospital in critical condition.

Local residents told the police that Ondiek, alias Pope, reportedly detonated another improvised explosive device at a nearby market in December last year at a house where he lived with his then-girlfriend, but no injuries were reported.

He is said to have fled the neighborhood since.

Police have classified the incident as terrorism and launched investigations.

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