Wife of Kenyan man killed in US recalls last phone call

When she last talked to her husband, she had no idea that would be the last day she heard his voice or the echoes of his laughter.

Faith Ogolla, a 32-year-old mother of two did not imagine that she would become a widow so soon.

She recalls her last conversation with her husband Elisha Ogolla, a day before he was shot dead in the United States, saying he sounded ecstatic.

“We had a lengthy conversation about our future life together and that of our two children, Enika and Floyd. A few hours later I got a call from his sister saying Elisha had been shot dead in cold blood,” she recalls.

Shot dead

Elisha was shot dead in a parking lot outside his home in Dallas, Texas, US, on August 3. Police found his body lying on the ground motionless early Sunday morning with gunshot wounds when they answered a call to a block of apartments.

“Never in my wildest dreams had I imagined that that evening would be the last time I would hear his voice. He will never get to see his son,” she said.

Elisha left the country when Faith was eight months pregnant.

Her husband of 11 years left for the US two years ago to pursue a higher diploma in mechanical engineering and lived with his elder sister.

“He promised to work hard and come back to his children, especially his son whom he did not get to see before he left for his studies.”

All Faith is asking for now is that those who killed her husband be brought to book and justice be done.

“It is very painful the way he met his death. For a peaceful person like Ogolla who didn’t even offer any resistance to his attackers, it is really sad.”

Elisha was named by his friends here in Kenya as ‘pastor’ accolade to his quiet nature according to Faith. She however says not even death can take away the good memories she made with him.

“We met in 2002 in Kakamega and solemnized our marriage two years later. He was an adorable husband who loved his family.”

When she got the call from her sister in law, she says “I was devastated. I could not fathom how my husband who I had talked with the previous night was no more. It is even sadder that the shooter did not give him time to surrender the money yet he offered no resistance,” she said.

No arrests have been made so far but police have offered a reward of $5,000 for information which may lead to the capture of the suspect.-nation.co.ke

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