Churo-Amaya MCA Thomas Minito, who went missing three days ago in Baringo, has been found dead at Ol Donyo Sabuk in Matungulu, Machakos County.
Police say Mr Minito’s body was found floating in River Athi by a boda boda operator as he crossed the Donyo Sabuk bridge on Thursday.
“The body of male adult was retrieved and a small note found in his coat pocket bearing the name Thomas Loktari Minito of Churo-Amaya ward,” police say in their report.
“It (the body) had an injury on his head caused by a blunt object.”
The body was taken to Ol Donyo Sabuk Nursing Home awaiting a post-mortem as officers from Donyo and Kangundo launched investigations.
Mr Minito was reportedly approached by three people at a hotel in Kabarnet town on Tuesday afternoon while eating lunch with a county official from Tiaty.
According to Baringo County Assembly Deputy Speaker Douglas Kiplimo, the three men produced their identity cards claiming to be police officers and told him he was required to record a statement.
“The three men are said to have whisked away the ward representative without even issuing the warrant of arrest,” Mr Kiplimo said.
“We were informed of his arrest by the lady with whom he was eating lunch, which prompted us to inquire from the police at Kabarnet.”
The deputy Speaker said police in Kabarnet said no MCA had been brought to the station and no warrant of arrest had been issued either.
“This raised eyebrows and we had to make calls to different police stations to find out if there was such a person, but to no avail,” he said.
The death of Mr Minito comes barely three months after another Baringo ward rep and a Tiaty MP aspirant were killed by unknown people.