Man found dead in tank used to store drinking water at county office

By Patrick Mutisya On Tue, 10 Nov, 2020 15:19 | < 1 min read
Water stored in the tank is usually used for cooking and drinking purposes. [PHOTO: PATRICK MUTISYA | K24 DIGITAL]
Water stored in the tank is usually used for cooking and drinking purposes. [PHOTO: PATRICK MUTISYA | K24 DIGITAL]
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    The incident happened at the County Children Office, which is located a few meters from Machakos Police Station.

The body of middle-aged man from Machakos was on Tuesday, November 10 retrieved from a tank used to store treated water.

The incident happened at the County Children Office, which is located a few meters from Machakos Police Station.

Stephen Manthi, a cleaner at the office, noticed houseflies flocking the upper opening of the tank, and upon using a ladder to access the tank top, he was shocked to see a naked body of a middle-aged man floating on water in the filled reservoir. The identity of the deceased remains unestablished yet.

Water stored in the tank is usually used for cooking and drinking purposes.

The deceased was removed from the tank and taken to Machakos Level 5 Hospital morgue pending investigations into his death.

Machakos County Criminal Investigation Officer (CCIO), Charles Mutua, confirmed the incident to K24 Digital.

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