Body of a murdered man found near State House

Dead body dumped

File Image of a dead body being removed from a crime scene

A middle-aged man's body was found a few meters from the main gate of State House in Nakuru.

Police are investigating the matter of the man whose body laid half-naked along the Nairobi-Nakuru Highway.

The body was found in an open field opposite Nakuru State House which has been set aside for tree planting by the Nakuru County government.

Reports by the Standard claimed that the man had an identification card which police are using to trace his origin.

Murder in Embu

Elsewhere in Embu, a woman suspected to be a trader in Embu town was found murdered and her body dumped in Kathita River.

In the Monday incident, it is believed that the woman was raped before being strangled to death by unknown criminals.

The victim, whose body had started decomposing was spotted by a farmer who was working on his farm.

Homicides in Kenya

The 2019 Economic Survey shows that the total number of murder cases registered increased from 956 in 2017 to 1,065 in 2018 which represents an 11 per cent rise or 109 more people murdered than the previous year.

The report indicated that there were 90 cases of murder in Eldoret, 88 in Nakuru, 79 in Meru, and 66 in Nairobi, making the urban areas the deadliest for the crime whose conviction attracts capital punishment.

It came at a time when Kenyans have woken up to shocking cases of murders, some crimes of passion, with young university girls and married women increasingly falling victims.

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