Residents of Kari village in Kahuro Murang’a are reeling in shock after the body of a middle-aged man was found dangling from a tree at his farm Friday morning.
Charles Moko had a knife stuck in his chest and the private parts were completely severed off and put at the foot of the tree.
His body was spotted by his brother who was going to the toilet and when he saw something dangling on a tree.
Simon Mburu, a brother to Moko said a knife, a panga and a few personal items were also found on the ground.
He says it is not clear whether Moko is the one who took away his life or someone else did and hanged his body on the tree.
“We are hoping the police will do the investigations and unravel what could have transpired leading to his death,” he said.
Moko’s father David Mwangi, however, said his son could have taken away his life due to mental instability adding that he has been using bhang and his life has been chaotic.
The father said at one instance he pierced his ears with a hot metal bar and put sticks in the hole.
“His life was messy and we suspect he could have taken away his life but we will wait for the police to give us the answers,” he said.
Ruth Njoki another resident said this is the most bizarre incident that has been witnessed in the area.
“Moko used to work as a welder, we know him to be a quiet young man and we are shocked to see him killed in such a brutal way,” she said.