In Summary
  • The latest find was on Tuesday morning when residents heading to work stumbled on the body of a man, about 50 metres from the Nakuru-Nairobi highway.

  • The body, which appeared to have been strangled, was the 12th to be found this year. 

  • Naivasha Hospital superintendent Joseph Mburu said most of the bodies were buried in mass graves since they were unclaimed.

Police in Naivasha are struggling to solve a puzzle involving the dumping of bodies in the sub-county. 

The latest find was on Tuesday morning when residents heading to work stumbled on the body of a man, about 50 metres from the Nakuru-Nairobi highway.

The body, which appeared to have been strangled, was the 12th to be found this year. 

“I was heading to work around 6.30am when I spotted the corpse,” Mr Jeremiah Oloo, a local, said.

It was the exact spot two male bodies were found in May. Naivasha OCPD Titus Mathuku said it appeared the victims were killed elsewhere.

UNRESOLVED

An investigating officer told the Nation that the three incidents remained unresolved.

“We still do not know if the murders are related but investigations are ongoing,” the detective said.   

The common factor is that the victims were strangled.

The body of Catholic priest John Anthony Kaiser was found in the same place on August 23, 2000.

“We are yet to establish why the area is preferred by those dumping bodies,” added the police source.

LACK IDENTIFICATION

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