Rugby player Vincent Kemboi’s body found in Eldoret

Vincent Kemboi, the rugby player who disappeared in November has been found at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) morgue in Eldoret.

The Former Administration Police rugby player has been identified by his kins at the morgue today as burial arrangements kicks off.

Hospital Managing Director Wilson Aruasa confirmed that the body of the Bomet based man was taken to the morgue on 25th November 2018 and marked as unknown person.

According to Aruasa, the body was taken to the facility following a road accident that happened on the fateful morning involving a Moline Sacco that ramped into a canter at Sugunanga area along Eldoret-Nakuru Highway.

“The body of the late Kemboi is in MTRH Farewell Home. The body was initially unknown until the fanily came to identify. The body was brought in by traffic police in November 2018 having perished in a road accident at Sugunanga area of The Eldoret-Nakuru highway,” said Aruasa who confirmed the body has been lying at the facility.

Two months since Kemboi disappeared from Embakasi, the family has been searching for his whereabouts. The player who turned for Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) national championships side was discovered by family members at the morgue after two months of searching.

According the family spokesman Andrew Kimetto, who travelled all the way from Bomet Count received a call in November from Embakasi police if Kemboi was at home after absconding duties.

Through that, the family started to search for the player who worked hard for his family and work.

“We received a call concerning the missing Kemboi from in late November but luckily we have managed to get his body in Eldoret,” said Kimetto.

Kimetto alleged that according to Embakasi report book, Kembo was given a leave on 28th November but the records at the morgue shows that he was recorded as unknown person on 25th November.

“There many unanswered questions. How come he died on 25th yet he was given a leave on 28th? These are some of the many questions that need more investigations,” claimed Kimetto.

Once they received his disappearance they started searching from relatives and mortuaries in Nakuru, Eldoret and Nairobi.

“But yesterday, we got a call informing us to come and view the body at MTRH and we found it was kemboi’s, which is good for us as a family,” added Kimetto.

According to kemboi, they police used his NHIF card and identified him as a police officer. According to hospital records, he was involved in a road accident at Sugunanga area on Eldoret-Nairobi Highway 25th November after he was involved in an accident while travelling to Eldoret in the Moline Sacco.

MTRH CEO Wilson Aruasa said the body of unknown person was recorded at the morgue.

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