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UON Prof. Gilbert Ogutu dies in an alleged suicide

Professor Gilbert Ogutu Achieng’ who is a renowned historian, has died. Mr. Ogutu was a lecturer at University of Nairobi. He died at the age of 78 years.

Bondo Sub-County Police Commander Anthony Wafula confirmed that Prof. Ogutu died as a result of suicide. He believes that Ogutu died on Saturday night, 15 February 2020.

According to Wafula, Prof. Ogutu’s body was discovered in his rural home at Wambasa village in Central Yimbo Bondo Sub-County. The senior’s body was found by a farmhand who was in the compound.

Once Ogutu served as the Luo Council Secretary-General.

During his death, he was an associate of church history at the University of Nairobi.

Wafula said that the worker discovered Ogutu’s body hanging on the window with a piece of cloth. He found him at his bedrooms’ window at 9 am on Sunday, 17 February 2020.

Gordon Opundo Central Yimbo Location Chief said that Prof. Ogutu arrived at his rural home on Friday 14 February, together with his second wife. On Saturday evening, the wife left for Kisumu, leaving Ogutu behind.

According to the farmhand, Ogutu was fine on Saturday before he retired to bed. The farmhand said that he had warmed Ogutu’s bathing water, and he was going to wake him up when he met the shocking scene.

It has not been established whey the senior lecturer committed suicide.
Bondo OCPD said, “We have launched investigations to find out more details concerning the matter.”

Also, the OCPD said, “The professor’s body had no visible injuries. His body was moved to Bondo Sub-County Hospital Mortuary.”



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