Police in Lari, Kiambu county are yet to make any arrests following last weekend's discovery of four bodies which were dumped at Ngubi forest along the Mai Mahiu/Naivasha road.
Lari sub-county police commander Anderson Furaha while confirming the discovery said that three bodies of the unidentified men were found on Sunday, while the fourth one was found on Saturday.
The police boss says the bodies were taken to City Mortuary in Nairobi, where autopsies will be conducted as they investigate the identities of the deceased and the motive behind their deaths.
Bodies in Kiambu were mutilated
He said that the victims seemed to have been strangled to death and that they were all naked with their bodies severely mutilated.
"Initial investigations indicate that the victims were killed elsewhere and their bodies dumped here", he said.
The unfortunate incident has left traders operating along the highway worried who claim that more than 15 dead bodies have been collected by the police in bushes this year.
Curio shop operators, roasted maize sellers and hoteliers say most of the people found are normally naked and their bodies mutilated.
"Most of these bodies are normally naked with body parts such as the genitals and eyes gorged out. This area has become a dumping site of dead men who seems to have been tortured before being strangled because they normally have ropes and wires around their necks", said a curio shop operator who spoke on grounds of anonymity.
The killers choose the forest as their dumping grounds since it's a 14km stretch covered with thick vegetation on both sides of the road.
Police records indicate that in January, May and April, close to 10 bodies were collected along the highway.
The records show that all the victims come from far places since none has ever been identified by local traders but are identified at the mortuary by their families.
Traders along the road said that they feared for their lives due to the discoveries adding that the culprits might attack them.
“We feel so unsafe and we demand that police should heighten patrols along this road so that they can either arrest those dumping the bodies or ward them off from this area," Roberto Kimani said.
He divulged that more than 10 bodies have been collected by the police since the beginning of the year.
However, Furaha assured the traders and motorists along the highway that they have intensified day and night patrols so that the killers will not gain entry into the forests to drop dead bodies.