Remains of a middle-aged man from neighbouring Uganda have today resurfaced in river Sio, Busia County, four days after the victim took a daring decision to jump into the flooded river in a bid to escape police dragnet.
According to locals who witnessed the tragic event, the deceased was allegedly transporting a huge volume of bhang from Uganda to unknown destination in Kenya before hawk-eyed police officers at the Busia border got wind of his outlawed mission
The police swiftly acted by giving the unidentified man a chase until they go to the banks of river Sio along the busy Busia-kisumu highway when the seemingly overpowered drug peddler choose the worst at the expense of being arrested and arraigned in court.
He dived into the flooded river and submerged leaving his merchandise and a motorbike to the police who kept close watch with the hope that he would resurface.
Four days later, the victim's dead body was spotted floating in the same spot. Police were alerted and the body retrieved and taken to Busia county referral hospital mortuary as further investigations commence to trace his kins who are believed to be in Ugandan side.
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