A decapitated body of an unknown man was on Sunday morning found floating on River Nyamindi in Gichugu Constituency.
The body was recovered by women who went to fetch water from the river.
"This is not the first case a mutilated body has been retrieved in this river. In 2020, three lifeless bodies were discovered thrown in Ngirigacha bridge,"Kimotho Munyi, a local said.
Speaking after the body was discovered by police from Kiamutugu Police Station, Gichugu Sub-County police commander Anthony Mbogo stated that the identity of the dead body is still mystery.
"The mutilated body has no head and both hands were cut off. It still unknown if the deceased was murdered somewhere and his body thrown into the river," Mbogo said.
Residents stated River Nyamindi has remained a dumping site for dead bodies.
The latest development comes only few months when in May, the lifeless body of Somali-American businessman Bashir Mohamed was discovered dumped inside the river. Bashir's body was identified through analysis of his fingerprints.
Bashir, 36, is a construction engineer who lived in Kenya from Ohio, the United States dissappeared from Miale Lounge in Kilimani, Nairobi County on May 13.
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