Police arrest a suspected serial killer in Kisumu

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Police in Kisumu have arrested a suspected serial killer linked to three murders and dumping bodies of  victims in a pit latrine.

Speaking after the arrest, Nyando OCPD Leonard Matete said Bernard Ouko was arrested in Asembo bay in Siaya where he was hiding after a tip-off from members of the public.

Last year September, police launched a manhunt of the suspect after three decomposing bodies were retrieved from a pit latrine in his compound in Awasi area.

On Thursday, the suspect was spotted at a funeral in Asembo bay, when members of the public reported the matter to the area assistant chief.

Nyando Police boss said the decomposing bodies were found with multiple bruises. The hands of his latest victim were tied together and general body folded- an indication that he was killed with blunt objects.

The raged villagers set fire on two houses belonging to the suspect who has since been on the run.

Close to the pit, three decomposing dogs were also found.