Lifeless body of businessman was found lying by the roadside bearing cuts and other injuries in Tigania West, Embu County.
Locals identified the deceased as 45-year-old Walter Mwangi.
His body was discovered yesterday morning by members of the public who heading to their various destinations.
Embu Sub-County police commander confirmed the incident saying investigations are underway.
The root cause of the murder incident still remains mystery.
Police officers who responded to the scene said the deceased might have dragged to the scene by unknown assailants before being tortured to death.
The officers said the deceased died a painful death.
The body of the deceased was transferred to the hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.
The locals attributed the report to the rising cases of insecurity in the region.
They urged the police to chip in to make sure that such cases never happen in the near future.
The officers appealed to the locals to volunteer any information that may lead to the arrest of the perpetrators behind the heinous act.
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