Three bodies discovered by the roadside in West Pokot, police launch probe

Three bodies of unidentified male adults were discovered in a bush by the roadside in West Pokot County yesterday.

Passersby made the discovery at the wee hours at Sebit on the Kapenguria-Lodwar highway.

West Pokot sub-county Police Commander Julius Kyumbule said investigations have been launched into the incident.

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"The bodies have not been identified and preliminary investigations indicate they could have been murdered elsewhere and their bodies dumped on the busy highway. The bodies did not have any visible injuries," said Mr Kyumbule.

The officer said the bodies had blisters on their hands, an indication that they might have been tied with a rope before being suffocated.

He added that the case is being handled by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and asked the public to report any missing person to Kapenguria Police Station.

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Kyumbule noted that they have intensified patrols along the highway following the incident.

In another incident, the commander said a woman was knocked by a lorry at Kanyarkwat on Thursday morning.

He said the woman, identified as Susan Cheptei Chechaka, died instantly.

“The woman is alleged to have been drunk,” said Kyumbule.

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