In Summary
  • Perverted acts over the years continue to earn Karagita dubious recognition.
  • On Sunday, a young man was rescued from a mob baying for his blood after he was caught committing an unnatural act with a duck.
  • A few months ago, another man was caught engaging in an unnatural act with a dog.

The sprawling Karagita estate on the outskirts of Naivasha town continues to gain notoriety for weird happenings, having also been the epicentre of post-election violence in 2007.

The recent killing of a flower farmworker, whose dismembered body was found buried in a shallow grave, epitomises chilling murders that have rocked the estate.

Simply put, it’s a hotbed of poverty and crime. An aerial view captures shanties in the densely populated area that is home to thousands of farm workers.

The infamous estate derives its name from a tractor that was owned by a white settler, who abandoned it in an open field after it broke down in the early ‘70s.

The creepiness borders on absurdity. Sample this — a young man was on Sunday rescued from a mob baying for his blood after he was caught committing an unnatural act with a duck.

A few months ago, another man was caught engaging in an unnatural act with a dog. Mr Samuel Mwangi, a witness, detailed the creepy act in a humorous manner, earning the nickname “Pekejeng”.

Dubious recognition

Having lived in the informal settlement since 1969, Mr Mwangi has seen it all.

“The incidents are strange. At times incomprehensible,” he offers. He recollects perverted acts that continue to earn the estate dubious recognition.

“I witnessed the two disturbing acts. We live in a set-up that is devoid of moral values,” he says.

He lists bizarre murders, including that of a woman who was killed by her husband last year.

She was strangled with a wire inside their rented house after the two differed on a joint business venture.

“Her body was stuffed in a gunny bag and dumped in Malewa River,” says Mr Mwangi.

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