Families of the six bouncers killed in Busia County at a funeral are now appealing for justice after their loved ones were killed in what has been reported as mistaken identity.
The six bouncers were lynched by a mob during a funeral in which they were hired to provide security.
Reports state that the deceased and another bouncer who escaped death were hired by the widow of the rich businessman who had been killed two weeks ago.
The presence of the bouncers who were guarding the businessman’s coffin is reported to have irked the Busia residents prompting them to approach the businessman’s aunt Roseline Awino and asked her if he knew the men in black.
Awino in an interview with a local newspaper stated that she did not know them but later asked the businessman’s second widow Mercy Awuor if indeed he had hired the bouncers.
According to Awino, Awuor denied knowledge of the bouncer prompting the villagers to suspect that the bouncers might have been the ones responsible for the murder of the businessman.
The six were then lynched to death but the seventh one managed to escape.
The bouncers were reportedly hired from Ahero in Kisumu County.