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Bodaboda operator brutally murdered, body dumped near sewerage plant

A middle aged motorcycle operator was brutally murdered in Naivasha by unknown people and the body dumped near the town’s sewerage plant.

The man who had a reflector-jacket did not have any identification documents and it’s suspected that he could have been murdered elsewhere and ferried to the scene.

Tens of motorcycle operators who gathered at the scene confirmed that the deceased did not hail from the area though there were indications that he was involved in the transportation sector.

A witness James Maina said that they were heading to the lake when they saw the body dumped along the dilapidated road.

On checking, they found the body which was covered in blood dumped on the bushes and informed the police who later moved in to collect it.

“The man had several deep wounds on the face and on the back of his head and from his dressing he appears to be a motorcycle operator,” he said.

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed the incident adding that investigations had started though no arrest had been made.

“The body did not have any identification documents and we suspect that it was ferried to the scene from another area,” he said.

Meanwhile residents of Karati and Maraigushu in Naivasha are up in arms over an increase in cases of cattle rustling in the area in the last three months.

They noted that a well-organized gang was raiding the villages, stealing the livestock before slaughtering them and ferrying the meat to unknown places.

In the latest incident, six dairy cattle were stolen and later slaughtered in Karati area by the same gang that left behind internal organs and the animals’ hides.

“We are living in fear as the gang is striking every week and slaughtering even dairy cattle before using several vehicles to escape with the meat,” said Jane Wambui a resident of Karati.

Speaking on phone, the OCPD confirmed the cases but was quick to add that they were closing in on the gang of a round ten people.

“We suspect that this is the same gang that has been terrorizing area residents and we have received a tipoff and it’s a matter of time before we catch up with them,” he said.

-Anthony Gitonga

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