BIZARRE MURDER

Mutilated body of Murang'a man found dumped in bag

His hands and legs were tied and his head mutilated, with flesh missing on his face.

In Summary

•The victim's body had deep cuts on the hands and his head was badly mutilated, and missing some flesh.

• However, residents feared that the man may have been killed by members of a cult.

Kambirwa residents at the scene where the mutilated body was found dumped in a polythene bag.
Kambirwa residents at the scene where the mutilated body was found dumped in a polythene bag.
Image: Alice Waithera

Shock gripped residents of Kambirwa village in the outskirts of Murang'a town after the mutilated body of a 50-year-old man was found dumped along the road.

The body of Chege Njuguna was found dumped in a polythene bag along the Mukuyu Kambirwa road on Friday morning.

 
Murang'a East Sub county police commander Alexander Muasya said the police were able to get his name from documents found on his body but locals could not identify him.
Kambirwa residents gather near the scene where the mutilated body was found dumped in a polythene bag.
Kambirwa residents gather near the scene where the mutilated body was found dumped in a polythene bag.
Image: Alice Waithera

His hands and legs were tied and his head mutilated, Muasya added, with some flesh missing on his face and scalp.

 

In an incident that shocked the entire village, the assailants are said to have dumped the body at the scene using a bodaboda on Wednesday night.

"There were boda boda tyre prints all around the crime scene," Muasya said.

The commander termed the crime as unique saying it has not been experienced before.

Shocked residents at the scene where the mutilated body was found dumped in a polythene bag.
Shocked residents at the scene where the mutilated body was found dumped in a polythene bag.
Image: Alice Waithera

He noted that investigations have already been launched to establish who the victim is and where he came from.

A post mortem will also be done to establish the exact cause of his death.

However, residents feared that the man may have been killed by members of a cult.

They expressed fears that the manner in which he was killed may indicate that his body may have been used to do something sinister.

 

They asked the police to speed up investigations to unearth the motive behind the heinous murder.


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