Eldoret: journalist found dead in his house

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Julius Tarus, 32, was last seen by neighbours evening entering his house on Monday. His body was discovered Thursday morning sprawled on his bed. He formerly worked with Kass Media.

Moiben sub-county Police Commander Stephen Okal confirmed the death and said it was being investigated.

He spoke as the journalist’s body was moved from his rental house to the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary.

“At the moment, we do not know the cause of his death. We therefore urge everyone to remain calm and avoid speculation until the investigations are complete,” Mr Okal.

Mr Okal said the journalist, who lived alone, had vomited. He said officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) had taken samples for toxicology analysis and a post-mortem report would be issued.

Shocked members of the Eldoret Professional Journalists Association (EPJA) who worked with Mr Tarus converged at the scene upon learning about his demise.

They joined his family at his home and called for speedy investigations into the cause of his death.

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