- Kayanja sublocation assistant chief Moses Sirawa said they found the body on Tuesday.
- Sirawa said the body was spotted floating on the water pan by some children who had gone to fetch water before they alerted some villagers.
A 42 year old man was found died in Oseno water pan after going missing at Kamsama village in Suba North constituency.
Fredrick Ondenyo’s body was found floating on the water after missing for three days.
His family reported that Ondeyo complained of headache before disappearing last Saturday.
Kayanja sublocation assistant chief Moses Sirawa said they found the body on Tuesday.
“The matter was reported at Lwanda police post and a search was ongoing before the body was found floating in the water pan,” Sirawa said.
A statement recorded at the police indicated that the deceased’s family had reported that Ondenyo went missing.
The family had tried looking for him before they decided to report the matter to police.
Sirawa said the body was spotted floating at the water pan by some children who had gone to fetch water, before they alerted some villagers.
According to the administrator, the body had started decomposing. He asked the family to be calm as police continue with investigations to establish the possible cause of death.
“We still treat the incident as a drowning case but we’re carrying out investigations to establish what exactly killed him,” Sirawa said.
The body was taken to Homa Bay Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary for postmortem.
Residents urged relevant authorities to fence the pan to minimise accidents in future.
They expressed fears that the pan could be turned into a dumping site for dead bodies.
The pan was initially fenced but some unknown people pulled it down without clear reason.