Ikonya said the body was moved to Kabarnet District Hospital mortuary to await post-mortem examination. The suspect is in custody and will appear in court today.
Meanwhile, the family of a woman whose decomposed body was discovered in a septic tank in a Nanyuki hotel early this month has accused police of laxity in investigating and apprehending suspects.
The family accused the police of treating the matter casually.
Agnes Wanjiru, 21, a commercial sex worker, went missing on the night of March 31 this year and her body was discovered in the septic tank more than two months later.
Two British Army soldiers allegedly accompanied the deceased to Lions Court Hotel before her disappearance.
Laikipia East OCPD Mr Joshua Lutukai said the body was discovered by one of the hotel employees who was unblocking the sewer.
The OCPD said investigations have been launched, adding that no arrest has been made.
During her burial on Saturday afternoon, Mr Benedict Kimotho, an uncle to the deceased said family members and friends held the hotel and the British Army responsible for the death.
Mr James Maina Mugo, the Executive Co-ordinator of Social Watch Human Rights Organisation added that police were reluctant to apprehend the soldiers, who Wanjiru’s friends claim accompanied her to the hotel.
In April this year, commercial sex workers in Nanyuki threatened to hold demonstrations over police failure to investigate her disappearance.