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A Different Man Emerges Says He’s The Real Husband To Sheila Wegesha, Claims Body

The policeman says he is entitled to bury Sheila in line with Luo culture.



Drama continues to unfold in the death of popular Ohangla figure Sheila Akeyo Odoyo, alias Wagesha, who was gruesomely murdered by a man believed to be his husband, Jackson Bambo, alias JB, and her body found in a house in Athi River.

In a whole new twist to the complex murder, a police officer, Sergeant Samwel Odoyo Jalang’o, now claims he is the lawful husband of the slain Ohangla queen, adding that they had lived for over 13 years and had kids together whom he says they’ve been raising together despite having separated in 2017.

Speaking to a local newspaper, Odoyo revealed that the two had been in touch as late as two days before her murder and that they were in talks to reunite in what now complicates the probe over a possible love triangle. He said that Wegesha had confided in him about her plans to leave JB to restart their failed marriage.

“We had a conversation in which we discussed how we were going to meet. I wanted to go and meet her in Nairobi, but she requested I let her travel to Kisumu, where I work,” Odoyo recounted.


“She had hinted to me that she was already looking for a house so that she could terminate her relationship with that man in order to reunite with me. Her proposal left me in high hopes that our marriage was going to restart,” he added.

Plans to reunite

Expressing his shock at the news of Sheila’s death, Odoyo said their plans to reunite were already advanced and that they had planned to meet in Kisumu.

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“It was shocking news because Sheila was coming to meet me in Kisumu to plan how to rejoin my family. I expected to meet her alive, but let us leave the matter to God because he has a reason for everything,” he said.

The policeman says he is entitled to bury Sheila in line with Luo culture. “My in-laws are very cooperative in this matter because they recognise me as their son-in-law. I am the one who paid dowry, which is a sign of formalizing a marriage,” he said.


Sheila will be buried on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at her husband’s (Samwel Odoyo ) home in Kanyada, Homa-Bay County, Homa Bay Town Sub County, Kanyach Kachar Location, Soko Village Nyalkinyi School. She has been constructed a new home as per the Luo culture.

Sheila’s brother, Peter Obugi, is also cited as acknowledging Odoyo as the legitimate husband, having formalised their marriage with a paying dowry and two cows.

“In our family, I was among those who received the bride price from Odoyo.” Even though she was my sister, I played a parental role. As a family, the only person we recognise as Sheila’s husband is Odoyo, and that is why we have allowed him to bury her,” said Obugi.

He clarified that in their culture, the woman’s family recognizes a man who has paid a dowry as the legitimate husband.

Meanwhile, in a bid to set the record straight, Odoyo’s relatives maintain that Sheila was not married to Jackson. They claim the businessman was her lover.

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The murder suspect is on the run.

Weeks after his murder, the police are still investigating the murder, with the key suspect still on the run.

On May 11, detectives recovered a car allegedly belonging to the estranged husband.

The police discovered the abandoned vehicle in the Kencom area within the Nairobi CBD.

The police have identified him as a person of interest in the case. Reports indicate that he used the vehicle to leave his house on Thursday, and Narok received his last signal.


Despite this, he has not yet contacted the authorities regarding the matter.

Bambo left the house without uttering a word to their daughter, who was there, the police said.

Sheila and Jackson.

Sheila had her throat slit by the assailant.

It is suspected that Sheila, 38, was killed on Thursday, May 9, morning, before her body was found in bed hours later in Hill View estate.

Police said her daughter, Linda Okinyi, aged 18, stumbled on the body of her mother in bed and raised an alarm.

The body, which was discovered at about 1 p.m. Thursday, lay in a pool of blood around it, indicating she had died more than four hours earlier. It had a deep cut in the throat, police said.


The couple has been having squabbles for some time, which is believed to have led to the murder.

The daughter said she had prepared lunch for her mother and went to wake her up when she realised she was dead.

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Linda further told the police that her father had left the house on the fateful night at around 1 a.m. in a Mitsubishi Outlander without uttering a word.

Police arrived at the scene and processed it before moving the body to the mortuary.

According to police reports, the couple has been having squabbles for some time. The couple runs a popular bar in the Umoja area of Nairobi.



An autopsy has revealed that Sheila Wegesha died of an exsanguination.

Exsanguination is the action or process of draining or losing blood.

Pathologist Dr. Michieka Michieka conducted a postmortem on the body at the Shalom Community Hospital mortuary on Friday.

After examining the body, Michieka determined that the cause of death was exsanguination due to sharp force trauma to the neck.


The couple runs a popular bar in the Umoja area of Nairobi. Sheila is a popular Ohangla dancer. Many mourned her on social media after learning about her death.

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