Over the past few days, "River Yala floating bodies" has been a nationwide topic following the several unclaimed bodies that have since been retrieved from the water body. Well, the mysterious dumping of mutilated bodies into the river has sparked tension in the area with over 20 bodies getting retrieved in the last three months. But then, the entire recovery process is attributed to one Nicholas Okero Kite who is a professional in this field. Apparently, Okero is the only man in Yala region who has always been tasked to retrieve drowned bodies for the longest time possible.
During a recent interview with Citizen TV, Okero revealed that he inherited the skills from his forefathers who were also known for possessing this special art; according to Okero, the art of retrieving drowned bodies from River Yala is entirely a task which his lineage has been known for for the longest time possible.
With the current case of dumped bodies at the river, Okero is reportedly financed by the authorities after which he singlehandedly kicks off the task.
According to Okero he has so far recovered 30 bodies since July 2021. Well, most Kenyans have now acknowledged Okero's courageous profession with many urging the County Government of Siaya to recognise him for his special duty.
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