The body of a man, believed to be aged between 40-50 years, has been discovered in Mwea Game reserve in Makima, Mbeere South Sub-county in Embu county.
The man, identified as Njue Njeru, was alleged to have gone to the reserve to hunt owing to the current biting hunger in Mbeere South.
Makima location Senior Chief Charles Ngari said that when Njue’s body was discovered in the game reserve, he had a knife and a panga.
“We suspect he had sneaked into the game reserve on a hunting mission or he had gone there to look for raw materials for construction,” Ngari said.
He added that investigations are currently being carried out to establish the full circumstances surrounding Njue’s death.
The chief further warned locals against entering the reserve because there are wild animals which are deadly.
He said they suspect that the man might have been attacked by a buffalo.
Residents in Mbeere South have been hit by hunger and have been calling on the government to distribute relief food.
Kiambere, Mavuria and Makima are the most affected by the hunger.
Last week, Mbeere South Member of Parliament Geoffrey King’ang’i urged the government to consider distributing relief food to his constituents.
The MP said there is a possibility that students may fail to go back to school due to the famine that has hit many parts of the constituency.
“The government should consider giving Mbeere South residents relief food ,many are suffering because in the last season they got nothing from their farms because the rain was not enough,”King’ang’i said.