Naivasha politician found dead, dumped along the road

Police say they are investigating the cause of the death.

 

The security agencies have, however, declined to give the man's name as his family had not been notified.

Residents have differed on the cause of the death; with others saying that he was murdered as others opined that he was hit by a speeding vehicle. The cause of the death still remains unknown even as police start investigations into the matter.

A witness who declined to be named said the body was found by members of the public who then informed police, a local daily reports.

“He was well-known in the trading center... We are worried about how he died as there were no blood spots at the scene. This would have indicated he was hit by a car,” said the witness, who sought unanimity.

Naivasha sub county commissioner Isaac Masinde said they told the late was drunk at the time of the incidence and had no physical injuries, ruling out the possibilities of being hit by a speeding car.

The body is currently housed at a Naivasha mortuary for a postmortem.

Serial killings

The killing of the Naivasha politician takes the death toll by unknown people to five, in a span of a week after a similar incidence in Kiambu’s Gitaru area.

Last month, Kenya was ranked top in Africa in cases of police shootings and extra-judicial killings of civilians according by Amnesty International.

The report titled: ‘The State of The World’s Human Rights 2016/2017’, indicates that by October 2016, out of the 177 cases of extra-judicial killings in Africa, Kenya accounts for 122 of them.

According to the report, some of the abuses were committed by security agencies in the context of counter-terror operations, others by unaccountable police officers and other security agencies.

Out of the 177 cases of extra-judicial killings in Africa, Kenya accounts for 122 of them. (Courtesy)

“Police used excessive and lethal force to disperse demonstrators calling for fair election practices. Political opposition, anti-corruption groups and other civil society activists, as well as journalists and bloggers, were harassed. Families in informal settlements and marginalized communities were forcibly evicted from their homes,” the report reads.

Sampled was the case in which Willie Kimani, a lawyer with a legal aid charity, his client Josphat Mwendwa and their taxi driver Joseph Muiruri who were abducted in June last year at an unknown location.

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