Written by Joseph Amunya Otieno
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Mapengo residents viewing the body of the late Mr. Henry Simiyu Njoroge who was killed and dumped in a sugarcane plantation. [Photo/Joseph Otieno/WestFm]
Panic has gripped a village in Lugari district after a mutilated body of a young man was found dumped in a sugar plantation.
According to eye witnesses, the mutilated body, with one hand missing, was found by a young boy who had gone to pluck sugarcane in a nearby farm in Mapengo village of Chekalini location.
Confirming the incident, Lugari deputy police boss, Mr. Gregory Mutiso, said that the deceased who was identified as Mr. Henry Njoroge was 21 years old.
Saying that though the real cause behind Njoroge’s death was yet to be established, Mr. Mutiso assured members of the public that the police had already launched investigations into the incident.
He however appealed to anyone who has information about the murder to give it to police as they pursue the investigation.
The deceased body was taken to Webuye District Hospital mortuary for postmortem.
Meanwhile a six years old boy died on the spot after being hit by a speeding tanker near Lwandeti market in Matete District of Kakamega County.
Confirming the incident, Lugari deputy OCPD, Mr. Gregory Mutiso, said that the deceased who was identified as Paterson Koinange Nanganya was crossing the road before being knocked to death by the tanker.
Mr. Mutiso said that the tanker was transporting cargo from Nairobi to Kampala when the accident occurred, adding that the police department had already launched investigation into the incident.
It was alleged that the deceased, accompanied by his mother, met his death a few moments after alighting from a bus from Nairobi.
The deceased body was later taken to Webuye District Hospital mortuary.
Elsewhere a 39 year old woman at Luanda village in Likuyani district was seriously injured after she fell into a 72 feet man hole while rushing to rescue a neighbour who had been invaded by robbers.
According to the victim’s husband, Moses Kiveu, they were responding to an alarm when the accident occurred on Tuesday night.
“My wife Rose Khavere narrowly escaped death when she slipped into the manhole at 8 pm yesterday night”, he said adding the hole had been dug by a neighbour who later abandoned it uncovered.
Quick action, he said saved his spouse who was rescued and rushed to Mabusi heath center with several broken body parts.
Consequently area residents led by James Okusi have appealed to public health officials to be vigilant and ensure that such holes were filled adding they were posing a threat to their lives.
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