Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a middle-aged woman, whose naked body was on Friday morning (May 22) found dumped on the banks of Tiva River in Tanganyika Sub-Location, Lower Yatta Sub-County in Kitui County.
Lower Yatta Deputy County Commissioner, Gerald Mutuku, told K24 Digital that the unidentified woman’s body was spotted by locals, who informed his office.
Mutuku said when he and his team rushed to the scene, they found police officers had already arrived and put the deceased in a body bag.
“Based on preliminary investigations, it appears that the woman was brutally tortured. She had bruises on her neck, marks on her back and scars on other parts of her body, she must have died a slow, painful death,” said Mutuku.
Police have asked area residents to come forward and assist in identification of the deceased.
The woman’s body was taken to Kitui County Referral Hospital mortuary as further investigations into her death continue.