By Patrick Mutisya
Police in Makueni County are investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths of two youthful men whose bodies were discovered in different locations on Wednesday, March 25.
In the first incident, the body of 28-year-old Mwanza Mutunga was found dumped in a thicket near his home in Kinyesye Sub-Location in Mbooni West Sub-County.
Mutunga’s family reported him as missing on March 16, 2020. The report was filed at the Kilyungi Police Station under the OB Number 4/16/3/2020.
A subsequent 9-day search for the missing person ended in sorrow Wednesday 11:30am when a neighbour discovered Mutunga’s body in a thicket near his home.
Police, who were informed of the discovery, arrived at the scene and took Mutunga’s body to Makueni Level 5 Hospital morgue.
A postmortem examination conducted on the deceased revealed that
he succumbed to injuries inflicted on different parts of his body following
brutal torture. His left foot had been severed from his body, a toe on his
right foot was missing and the thumb on his left hand had also been cut off.
Police say they have commenced investigations to find out who killed Mutunga, and why the killer(s) meted out such brutality on him.
In yet another incident, the body of a 25-year-old man was, on Wednesday, March 25, found floating in River Kaiti in Kilungu Sub-county.
A resident spotted the body at 3pm, and alerted area assistant chief, Francis Kanyaa, who informed police.
Officers from Kola Police Station went to the scene and removed the deceased’s body from the river and took it to Kilungu Sub-County Hospital mortuary.
The law enforcement agents recovered a mobile phone, the deceased’s clothes and shoes on the banks of the river.
A postmortem examination is yet to be conducted on the deceased, whose identity remains unclear. Police, however, suspect he drowned while swimming.
Makueni County Acting Police Commander, Justus Kitetu, told K24 Digital that investigations into the two deaths are ongoing.