Shock as Kenyan man’s body found dumped in India

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 28 Sep, 2021 12:15 | 2 mins read
PHOTO used for illustration purposes. Two National Police Reservist NPR, are accused of shooting and killing a 39-year-old man for resisting arrest.

Kenyans in India have raised concerns after a naked body of one of their own was found dumped in a thicket on Monday, September 27.

Already, police officers in the town of Rajpur in the State of Madhya Pradesh have launched investigations into the death of the man who has only been identified as John.

Police said his body was found near a Municipal school in Rajpur.

Speaking to K24 Digital, Joshua Boit who is the leader of Kenyan students in India, said that already police were following possible leads into the death.

“We believe that justice will be served and the person behind the murder is arrested,” he said, adding that Kenyans are never affected with such incidents in India.

An official at Kenya’s mission in New Delhi, however, told local media that the police were yet to officially release the name of the deceased as verification was still on.

“For now, we can not fully ascertain whether he is Kenyan or not because police are yet to make his identity public,” the official said.

“However, the police are in the process of verifying his identity and nationality,” added the official.

The official said the challenge that is currently being faced is that the Indian government is yet to make any official comment.

But he assured Kenyans both in India and those with interest that they were following up the matter and are in pursuit of documents that can help identify him.

A section of Kenyans living in India however, said that John was a Kenyan and might have died at a time when he was homeless.

Mary Moraa a Kenyan living in India said that the late was a Kenyan and hailed from Kisii County.

Moraa revealed that the deceased was amongst Kenyans who have lived in India for almost three decades.

"He had dreadlocks and was usually around, I did not know what he did in particular but he liked saying that he was a hustler,” she said.

However, very few people knew much about him and where he was living.

Currently, police are in pursuit of his brother so as they can inform the family about his death.

From there, the Indian Government will make details about the deceased public.