A badly decomposed body of a man was discovered in a National Cereals and Produce Board silo in Kitale on Christmas Day.
The body was found by a watchman who sensed a foul smell from one of the silos and alerted the police.
It took police officers several hours to retrieve the body from the waterlogged underground storage facility.
Kitale OCPD Jackson Mwenga said investigations had started.
“We don’t know under what circumstances the man died. We don’t know whether he was killed and the body dumped there or he committed suicide.
“Forensic investigations will be conducted to establish what could have happened,” Mwenga told The Standard.
Though the silos are not being utilised, they are guarded by watchmen from a local security firm.
The silos have heavy covers that require a lot of force to open and hence the man could not have committed suicide, said a man who lives near the area.
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