KDF soldier killed, corpse burnt in Likoni, Mombasa

A Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldier has been killed and his corpse burnt in Likoni area of Mombasa.

The body of the soldier was still smouldering inside a disused building about 300 metres from Mtongwe Navy barracks, where he was believed to be based when it was discovered on Sunday night.

This is the same spot where a disaffected Likoni deputy OCS shot and killed a woman alleged to have cheated on him with a soldier in April.

The body of the deceased was found by residents with a jerrican containing a liquid beside it.

He was identified as Corporal David Githinji Mwangi, alias Man Gidi.

Mombasa County Police Commander Johnston Ipara confirmed the incident saying the soldier was found dead on the roadside.

"There are no witnesses who have come forward to volunteer information,” he said adding that investigations had been launched.

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