Residents of Kitengela and Athiriver woke up to a shocking incident on Thursday after discovering the body of a youthful man dumped in a trench.
The unidentified man, donned in a Barcelona jersey and black rugged jeans, lifeless body was adjacent to the busy Nairobi-Namanga road at the Kajiado and Machakos border.
A passerby is said to have discovered the body at around 10am before the incident was reported to Athi River police station.
The body had no visible physical injuries and was seemingly smeared with mud.
What puzzles residents is the location the body was dumped, given that the highway is busy and a few meters from the scene there is a learning institution that is under guard day and night.
They suspect the man could have been murdered elsewhere before his body was dumped in the area in the wee hours of the night.
Residents now call on security personnel to be more vigilant to heighten security along the two counties border.
Confirming the incident Athiriver sub county police commander Anderson Njagi said investigations into the incident have commenced in earnest.