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Murder victim’s body retrieved from river in Kirinyaga

Sunday March 1 2020

Tana bridge, Kirinyaga County

Residents at Tana bridge in Kirinyaga County where the body of a man believed to have been murdered was found dumped in the river on March 1, 2020. PHOTO | GEORGE MUNENE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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The body of a man believed to have been murdered has been retrieved from Tana River in Kirinyaga County.

The body was spotted Sunday morning by residents who had gone to fetch water from the river.

They reported the matter to the police who removed the body from the river.

The body had deep cuts in the legs, head and other parts while a piece of cloth had been tied around the mouth, an indication that the man had been murdered.

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Residents called on the police to get to the bottom of the matter.

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"The victim’s body was badly mutilated and the police should investigate the matter and bring the culprits to book," a resident, Mr James Maina, said.

Mwea West Police Commander Abdullahi Adan said the body of the man, who is yet to be identified, was taken to Murang'a Hospital mortuary for a post-mortem.

Mr Adan said the matter is being treated as murder and appealed to residents to cooperate and volunteer information which can assist in unearthing the killers.