DISCOVERED DURING PATROL

Six naked bodies discovered in Tsavo West National park

In Summary

•Police say the men could have been killed elsewhere.

• Bodies taken to Makindu Hospital mortuary.

Elephants graze at Tsavo West National Park
Elephants graze at Tsavo West National Park
Image: FILE

Six bodies were on Tuesday discovered in Tsavo West National park by KWS rangers.

A police report filed at the Mtito Andei police station said two Kenya Wildlife Rangers stumbled upon the bodies at 1:45pm while on  mobile patrol within Kanga area.

"[They] encountered a foul smell within the national park at Kanga area. Upon searching the area, they discovered bodies of six African males which were decomposing and naked a kilometre from the main Nairobi -Mombasa Highway," the report filed under OB number 11/26/3/2019 said.

The six men are likely to have been murdered elsewhere and the bodies dumped in the park, the report said.

The police said the bodies were found scattered at different points in the park.

No identification documents were found on them.

The police said the bodies were moved to Makindu Hospital mortuary.

When reached for comment, KWS assistant director in charge of Tsavo Conservation, George Nagwala, said he was not aware bodies had been found at the park.

Earlier, Makueni county commissioner Maalim Mohammed, in whose county Tsavo West National Park lies, declined to comment, saying KWS was better placed to speak on the matter.