- Kyuso subcounty police commander, Nicholas Mutua, said the man was seemingly beheaded by the armed camel herders.
- He said the head of the deceased was found a metre away from the rest of the body.
A middle-aged man from Kanyunyi in Ngomeni ward, Mwingi North who was taken hostage by armed camel herders last Tuesday has been found murdered.
Kyuso subcounty police commander, Nicholas Mutua, under whose jurisdiction the incident occurred said the decomposing body of Stephen Kiilu, 48, was discovered at Kamakali in Mandongoi, five days after his abduction.
Mutua said the man was seemingly beheaded by the armed camel herders who abducted and tortured him.
He said the head of the deceased was found a metre away.
Mutua said the body did not appear to have any gunshot wounds.
He said the police took it to Kyuso subcounty hospital morgue awaiting a postmortem.
Mandongoi cleric Jeremiah Nyayo said the residents and Kiilu's relatives have been searching for him.
He said the body was discovered next to his shamba's fence.
"The stretch led her sister and other relatives in discovering the decomposing body," Nyayo said.
He said Kiilu went missing five days ago after armed herders ambushed him at his home.
Two other villagers who had visited him escaped as the attackers were brandishing guns and preparing to open fire.