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Man's body found dumped in Naivasha

Members of the public react after police recovered a body that had been dumped off the Naivasha-Mai Mahiu road. [Antony Gitonga, Standard]

Police in Naivasha are investigating an incident where the body of a middle aged man was found dumped along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.

The unidentified body was found near Karai trading center with contradicting information emerging over the cause of the death.

Police indicated that the deceased died from taking illicit brew but residents alleged that the man was killed and dumped at the scene.

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed the incident adding that initial investigations pointed to death caused by illicit drinking.

“We suspect that the deceased who had some slight injuries on the head could have died from illicit brew but a postmortem will establish the cause,” he said.

A resident, Joel Ngugi, said that the deceased was not known in the area adding that they suspected foul play.

“There are no shops or bars around where the body was found and we suspect that he was murdered elsewhere,” he said.

Meanwhile, residents of a village in Kinangop, Nyandarua County woke up to a rude shock to find the body of a missing woman in an underground tank.

It is suspected that the mother of two slipped and fell into the tank that was half full leading to her death.

Emotions ran high as police moved in to collect the body before moving it to Naivasha sub-county hospital mortuary awaiting post mortem.

A resident, Dominic Kamau said that the woman disappeared on Monday evening and efforts to trace her had been fruitless.

Kamau added that the matter was reported to Magumu Police Station where a major search was mounted leading to recovery of the body in the tank.