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Body of missing matatu driver found in a well in Molo

Sunday July 8 2018

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July 4, 2018: Ms Mary Mugure, 30, is overcome by grief following the disappearance of her husband. The body of her husband, Eutychus Njuguna Mwangi, 40, found dumped into a well on July 8, 2018. PHOTO | JOHN NJOROGE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By JOHN NJOROGE
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The decomposing body of a Nakuru matatu driver who was reported missing two weeks ago has been found dumped in a well at Turi farm in Molo.

The body of Mr Eutychus Njuguna Mwangi, 40, was retrieved from a neighbour's farm, approximately one kilometre from his home.

The story of his disappearance was aired by NTV on Friday following an outcry from his family.

"I was working on my farm at around 5pm in the evening when I decided to open the well to water my cabbages. When l opened the well, I was met by a disgusting odour which made me to alert my neighbours. When we checked using a torch we discovered the body," said Mr Dominic Ngugi, the owner of the farm.

SHOCKED

Residents were shocked to find the body floating on the water.

"Shocked residents flocked the scene following the bad news. It is not clear how he ended up in the well, "added Mr Ngugi.

The matatu driver went missing on June 25 while on his way home, just minutes after alighting from a vehicle at Landi trading centre.

His brother, John Mwaura, said the body was naked with only a piece of cloth wrapped on the head.

NO INJURIES

"The body had no physical injuries and only an autopsy will reveal the cause of his death," said Mr Mwaura.

MCA John Mwangi said in one-and-a-half months, seven bodies have been found dumped along the Mau River, raising fears of the presence of a killer squad in the area.

"Most of the bodies had physical injuries on them, a clear indication that they were killed and dumped in the river in order to hide clues that can be used in investigations," said the MCA.

PROBE KILLINGS

He called on the police to speed up investigations that will lead to unravelling circumstances behind the spate of killings.

Chief Jane Kariuki said she was shocked by the discovery of the body and promised that investigations had been instituted to establish the motive of the driver’s killers.

"It is shocking but police have started investigations to arrest the culprits, "said Ms Kariuki.

The family now wants investigative agencies to unravel the puzzle surrounding the killing of their kin.

The body was taken to Molo Sub-County Hospital mortuary.

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