By Judith Gicobi
The severely dismembered body of Twitter personality Frank Obegi and three of his companions were found on Monday in Kijabe Forest in Kiambu County.
The four were believed to have been involved in digital fraud and may have defrauded those who were out for their blood, according to reports that quickly spread on social media after the news of their deaths.
According to recently revealed information, Obegi and his friends Elijah Omeka, Fred Obare, and Moses Nyachae had very private lives. They led opulent lives, traveling in the newest car models and purchasing pricey liquor at clubs.
Fred Obare, according to local dailies, resided in the Kasarani neighborhood of Sunton but was primarily indoors. Because he would drink pricey bottles when out partying, he was well-liked in the entertainment venues.
His family, friends, and neighbors knew him as an academic writer, this explains why he spent the majority of his time indoors.
“He was always in the house and rarely came out. At times he would come in top-of-the-range cars. We are also shocked that his life could end in such a manner,” a neighbor reportedly told the media.
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Notably, Obare is said to have been detained in 2021 after defrauding a victim of money via cryptocurrency schemes. However, he was freed after the victim consented to a settlement outside of court.
Frank Obegi’s father Evans Bowendo, who had traveled from Nyamira, stated in yet another interview that he last saw his son in February of this year. He relates that Obegi had informed him that he worked online and handled flight reservations.
“I last saw my son this year in February…he told me he works online where he is responsible for flight bookings and selling of air tickets,” the father said.
Mr. Bowendo added that his son would turn off his phone for nearly a week when he had money.
Authorities have stated that Obegi and his companions may have been enticed to their murders by a woman. However, detectives are still gathering together information on the unidentified woman who spoke to one of the victims prior to their disappearance.
The four had been reported missing a week prior to their bodies being discovered, their privates severely mangled.
Their victims were severely dismembered in what is thought to be a retaliation mission, according to Lari OCPD Anderson Furaha, who confirmed the same.
This comes as President Uhuru Kenyatta when opening the DCI forensic lab last week promised to take stern action on anybody implicated in digital fraud.