A military officer was found dead in an open manhole in Zaburi estate.
The officer, a major with the Department of Defence in Nairobi, is said to have left his home in Kiamunyi Estate at around 3pm on Tuesday only to be found dead yesterday.
Confirming the death, Kiamunyi Chief Wilson Maraga said the body of Ben Sabaya ole Sololo was discovered by a pedestrian along the Kabarak-Nakuru road.
The chief, together with members of the ‘Nyumba Kumi’ initiative and police officers, retrieved the body from the manhole.
“I received information at around 7am from a man who said he had spotted a body in the manhole while waiting to board a matatu to Nakuru town,” said Mr Maraga.
He said the body had no signs of physical injury but there were traces of vomit in the manhole where it was found.
Evans Sure, a neighbour, said the major had been at home all week before his death.
“Sololo was a calm person with whom we always interacted whenever he was off duty. It is sad to have lost him,” said Mr Sure. Another neighbour, Moses Rono, said the officer was a good neighbour who mingled freely with locals.
The body was taken to the county mortuary for a postmortem.
County Police Commandant Hassan Barua said investigations into the officer’s death were underway.
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